: Watson's Woes July Writing Prompts 2016Prompt
A cardboard box: whether it contains human ears or nothing at all, include a cardboard box somewhere in your entry.Author
: General AudiencesUniverse
: Watson, HolmesWordCount
: There is one thing that always catches his attention.
There are many things that are curious about his new roommate and Watson learns quickly that he may never get explanations for most of them.
For example there is the excentric behaviour, the sometime occuring periods of melancholy and the visitors from the lowest beggar to the well-off financer.
Among Holmes' possessions, a few Watson sometimes does not even want
an explanation for, there is one thing that always catches his attention.
It is a small, plain cardboard box sitting on the corner of Holmes' desk and whenever Watson enters the room he throws it a short look.
On one of their earliest days the box was knocked over and Watson fumbled to catch it, but Holmes simply shrugged and told him not to worry as there is nothing inside.
Watson did not ask as to why the box then sits on the table, simple put it back on the desk and it was never mentioned again.
Yet Watson is aware of it's presence, of how Holmes may push it aside sometimes, but always puts it back in it's place even though he never places something inside.
And he wonders if it stays empty for the same reason as his own box, hidden under his bed, stays unused.
They simply do not own anything important to put inside the boxes.