DP Daily Prompts: Mystery Box
You wake up one morning to find a beautifully wrapped package next to your bed. Attached to it is a note : “Open me, if you dare.”
What’s inside the mystery box? Do you open it?
The warm bright sun attracted the attention of our two felines, Gabriel and Raphael, they were meowing so loud to sit on the window sill I had to get up to open the blinds, when I opened my eyes I saw something shiny and colorful right beside my bed. This thing was beautifully wrapped, I thought this person is an experienced wrapper, then I saw something, a note there is a note I exclaimed, I took the note and started reading it, strange what’s this, I told myself, “open, if you dare.”
I could not understand why anyone would leave a gift for me and dare me to open it. It was not making much sense. I am a curious person, I made up my mind to open it, surely there is nothing wrong opening a gift is there, at this point I was curious and afraid as well.
I picked up this mysterious gift and with hands shaking started to open it, I had to forget about fear, no one wants to hurt me I kept telling myself.
I opened the lid of the box, I found a dried rose on top, it was laid on a shiny green piece of paper, is this all I said I was disappointed, but I could see something else under, I carefully picked up the paper with the rose and put it aside.
There I found a red folded paper, I opened it, it’s a pack of dried catnip leaves and a recipe too.
I began reading the recipe: Catnip is most often drunk as a tea to calm an upset stomach or help with sleep.
1. place 1–2 teaspoons of dried catnip into a cup and add hot( not boiling) water.
2. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
3.Flavor with honey or lemon(optional).
Catnip can also be used as an aromatic herb in cooking and salads.
I sat on my bed and wondered who gave me this gift, it’s useful I thought and put away my mystery gift. I waited for my daughter to come home to show her my strange but useful gift.