My name is David William Holm and I am currently enrolled into Fullsail University in the creative writing course while working on my BFA. I served in the United States Navy for 8 years and that gave me the opportunity to meet great people and to see the world a bit. After I got out I had to really think about what it was that I wanted to so and Writing just seemed to fit, seeing that I love to think about the wondrous possibilities in a story. I have never written anything that got published and am excited to get out there and learn and grow.
AN UNSUSPECTING DELIVERY
What would normally be a dull and rather boring Monday morning turned out to be rather mysterious and full of questions. Shana started her day like normal, waking up at 6:30AM promptly and started the coffee pot. She always had to have her coffee when she woke or else, even the cats knew this to be a ritual of hers. Both Munch and Guinness being black and having some white fur slept soundly in the bed next to her and even rarely under the covers. Last night was rather old and the cats ended up sleeping under the covers and sadly one of them ended up scratching Shana.
“Well thank you for the bleeding wound…” Shana says while glaring at the cats, who seem to be without a care about the wound inflicted.
Soon after the morning ritual and a shower there was a ring at the door. Shana, who hated feeling rushed, took her time getting dressed and made her way down the stairs to the front door. The landing was chilly and she shivered a bit. It had snowed the night prior and she was normally use to the cold having been from New York. She unlocked the door and opened it. At the base of the door was a rather perfectly square box, equal on all sides and wrapped in brown shipping paper. Aside from the wrapping, there was no indication as to where the mysterious package came from.
“Who the hell delivers a package like this with no information on it?!” Shana stated brashly.
After a brief period of deliberation, she decided to go ahead and unwrap the package. Tearing through the paper like a Christmas lunatic, not stopping until the paper lay on the ground in a heap. Shana could not understand why a delivery was made in the first place, she had not ordered anything and was not expecting a gift of any kind. Examining the exterior of the box, Shana could make out a series of letters evenly spaced to read “O P E N W I T H C A R E”. This being the only set of words on the box she examines the back side. The box was a sleek black and had swirls of blue, almost as if the galaxy had morphed into a box, and delivered itself to her. The box stood about 4-foot-tall and was equal feet wide. It had a keyhole on the lid.
“If I did not know any better, that keyhole looks like a key I have!” stated Shana in surprise. She remembered a key that was given to her by her Boyfriend William not just 10 months prior.
Rushing upstairs she fetched the key, almost plowing over the cats who, just as she, had a bizarre look of amazement plastered to the face. With key in hand she made her way back downstairs to open the box and put an end to this excitement. Like she suspected, the key slipped in with ease and she turned the key cautiously and hurriedly. There was a small clank and the lid pop up just a smidge. Setting the key down she hoisted the lid open to find William, knelt on one knee, cheesy look on his face.
“Will you marry me Shana?” asked William.
“WILLIAM I SHOULD SMACK YOU SILLY!” replied Shana with a certain flare of rage.
William was not too sure how to respond but repeated the line over. Before he could finish however, Shana had started to cry and with a sobbing voice replied “Yes you goof”. While this would have been a normal day much like the others, it turned out to be a special day, even the cats got to enjoy as they ran out the door to play with the wrapping from the box.
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