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Schrödingers Box

Choose your own adventure

By SwaggyMelonePublished about a year ago 3 min read
Schrödingers Box
Photo by TheMIS Photography on Unsplash

It is early in the morning, the sun has not shown its face on the horizon yet. Minutes before the alarm of your clock goes off you hear a heavy pounding on your front door. Somewhat scared you venture downstairs to the front entrance, press your eye against viewer and come to the conclusion that nobody is outside. Slowly you open the door and find a wooden box. You have never seen an object with such a strange design with inhuman letters engraved all over.

Option 1: you shake the box and continue to text "1".

Option 2: you call the police about the box and continue to text "2".

Number 1: As if torn into a trance you pick up the box again. Your fingers reach around and from your wrist you start shaking it. You hear something inside, seemingly solid and not too heavy. While shaking you notice a small piece of paper sticking out on the side.

Option 1: you get some pincers to pull it out and continue to text "3"

Option 2: you decide to leave it inside and continue to text "4"

Number 2: Without hesitation you walk upstairs again and type in your countries emergency number. You state what happened to the staff and wait for the police car to arrive. While walking downstairs you see it again, lying on the table with an ominous aura seeping from it.

Option 1: You decide to walk towards it again and continue to text "5"

Option 2: You decide to stay far away and continue to text "6"

Number 3: With the tweezers in your hand you carefully pull out the piece of paper and fold it open. You read a text which states: "This is the moment where you have a choice. You cannot tell what is inside so it might be dangerous or maybe it is worth your while after all. The box can not be opened after one hour passes, choose wisely."

Option 1: Open the box and continue with text "7"

Option 2: Leave it closed and go to text "8"

Number 4: Still confused you go to your computer and research if something like this ever happened to anybody else on the web. Sadly your research leads to nothing and after some time has passed you hear a clicking sound coming from within the box.

You wait for the police and continue to text "8"

Number 5: At a second look, the engraving seems more familiar than you thought before, though you cannot put your mind to where you might have seen it. Curiosity is fighting with your rationality and you think about what you should do next.

Option 1: you pick up the box and continue with text "1"

Option 2: you wait for the police to arrive with text "8"

Number 6: While trying to get away from the box you hear something coming from its direction. It whispers to your mind like a stranger with bad intentions in its mind. You think about the situation again and stare at it.

Option 1: You can't take it anymore and rush towards the box and continue with text "7"

Option 2: after a few seconds your thoughts stop racing and you wait for the help from the police and continue with text "8"

Number 7: With your hands on the box once again you carefully get a hold of the top. Slowly you open the present of mystery and what you see is unimaginable to say the least. Still in shock you let the box and its contents fall. When the insides hit the floor, they vanish. You can't believe your eyes, "What was it all for?!" and within the next moment you fall to the ground. Half an hour passes and finally there is a knock at the door. It appears "Schrödingers Box" was not the unexpected chest of wood, but your own house and with nobody to open it, who can tell if the "cat" still lives or not?

Number 8: Finally you hear a knock at the door. You hand the two officers the box so they may examine it with care at their station. As you see their car fade away in the distance you feel relief and regret at the same time. So many possibilites of what was truly hiding inside. One thing is certain however, nobody will ever live to know.

Thank you for reading, I hope everyone had a bit of fun with the story and let me know if I should write more of these🍉

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Hi my name's Roman🍉

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  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    I love choose your own adventure!!! Great story

  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    Truly amazing story. What if i just grab my coat and run like heck. Wait, was that an option?

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    It's been so long since I read a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. Take my ❤️ and subscription and go! 😆

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Such fun! This is an Excellent interactive story crafted with great care. 🥰

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a year ago

    Absolute genius. You did a great job with this story!!!

  • Excellent take on the challenge and reminds of the adventure books I used to play based on Colossal Cave. Excellent story

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a year ago

    I love the perspective you took and the originality of the choose your own adventure take, you did! So creative and thoughtful!

  • Spencer Woodsabout a year ago

    Ah, I have never read a story like these, 'choose your own adventure'. I liked it, thank you. I imagine it takes some work. Although the conclusions is quite sudden and I'm not sure if I understand correctly. The box drops and.. becomes the house 😁

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