“Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days. The “box” was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos) given to Pandora (Πανδώρα, “all-gifted”, “all-giving”), which contained all the evils of the world.” -Wikipedia
Pandora was given the jar as a wedding present and told never to open it but curiosity compelled her. The only thing to remain in the jar was hope.
For this week’s prompt I want you to imagine that you have acquired a mysterious box/jar.
How do you obtain the object? From whence does it come? From whom? What does it look like?
Does the object come with instructions or warnings?
If you are given the object why? For safe-keeping? For transport?
If you win the object what is the nature of the bet or game?
Do you open the box? What is inside? What are the consequences?
If you do not open the box what do you do with it instead? Are there consequences for not opening the box? In the mythology of Pandora Zeus expects that the box will be opened. Are there any hazards in possessing the box? Is it a desirable object? Does it effect your health in anyway? Are there any benefits to possessing it?