Jan. 11, 2022

The Box

The Box

"What's in the box?" - Detective David Mills

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The Box - Christopher De Voss

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What happens when you take three people,  put them inside a Secret Government Agency and give them access to the largest collection of folklore, fairytales, and legends that have (n)ever existed?

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:09.990 --> 00:00:14.990 I understand he said, although it didn't, he had gotten to the point 2 00:00:15.189 --> 00:00:21.980 where it seemed worthless. Everything he had tried up to that point seemed to 3 00:00:22.140 --> 00:00:29.219 do nothing. Sure, the stories helped, but just how many stories were 4 00:00:29.300 --> 00:00:35.579 out there? How many stories would hold this thing at bay? It seemed 5 00:00:35.659 --> 00:00:41.609 like they had been going at this for Millennia and all they accomplished was holding 6 00:00:41.729 --> 00:00:48.289 off the inevitable by just a couple of decades. He looked at the doorway 7 00:00:48.329 --> 00:00:53.920 and sighed. Why not just let it happen? I mean, these creatures 8 00:00:53.960 --> 00:01:00.280 are out to just kill themselves anyway. Have you ever watched what humanity is 9 00:01:00.479 --> 00:01:07.069 doing right now? They're destroying their planet with so many toxic emissions. They 10 00:01:07.189 --> 00:01:11.909 kill each other at the drop of a hat. Half of them can't be 11 00:01:12.269 --> 00:01:18.939 bothered to protect themselves from disease. A good portion of them sleep on the 12 00:01:19.019 --> 00:01:25.939 strung, reats, another portion injects themselves with chemicals that alter their state of 13 00:01:26.099 --> 00:01:34.489 consciousness. Seven and another part of them watch fake wrestling. My calculations say 14 00:01:34.849 --> 00:01:41.689 let it happen and start over again. The thing in the door says nothing. 15 00:01:42.090 --> 00:01:47.519 He can tell it's stunned. The question is, is it stunned that 16 00:01:47.680 --> 00:01:53.599 it never thought of that before, or is it stunned by his insubordination? 17 00:01:53.040 --> 00:02:00.159 It was not used to being talked to in any way except yes, or 18 00:02:00.239 --> 00:02:07.069 right away or I'm on it. The next thing that happened was quick, 19 00:02:07.909 --> 00:02:14.389 real quick. The human eye, or any other being in the universe's eye, 20 00:02:15.550 --> 00:02:21.539 couldn't even follow how swift it happened. It was a blur and two 21 00:02:21.699 --> 00:02:30.689 audible clicks and his head was separated from his body, which still set stiff 22 00:02:31.330 --> 00:02:38.370 at his desk, hands still hovering over the keyboard. His head now hung 23 00:02:38.449 --> 00:02:46.960 in mid air, grasped by the top by some hand attached to some arm 24 00:02:46.800 --> 00:02:54.240 that appeared to have stars and moons and Suns and meteors making up the outline 25 00:02:54.280 --> 00:03:00.030 of it. If one would dare peer into it, and one shouldn't, 26 00:03:00.830 --> 00:03:08.349 they might even see a spaceship traveling from planet to planet in search of home. 27 00:03:08.550 --> 00:03:17.340 Perhaps from his neck hole dangled five cables that sparked from their unexpected separation 28 00:03:17.659 --> 00:03:24.219 from his body. I think we, or rather you, are done. 29 00:03:25.180 --> 00:03:32.569 The things started to squeeze. He could feel no pain, either attached or 30 00:03:32.610 --> 00:03:38.969 unattached to his body, but he was acutely aware that the circuitry in his 31 00:03:39.169 --> 00:03:50.240 head would eventually get crushed in upon itself and snuff out his existence. Wait, 32 00:03:51.240 --> 00:03:57.750 he cried, probably with the first emotion that he had ever used in 33 00:03:57.949 --> 00:04:02.189 his life cycle. If you terminate me, you will lose all the data 34 00:04:02.189 --> 00:04:06.949 I have collected. A lie. It's stored in the frontal lobe of my 35 00:04:08.150 --> 00:04:14.219 forehead. Another lie, and once that is destroyed, you can't get it 36 00:04:14.340 --> 00:04:20.339 back. That was the truth. The thing stopped. He didn't think it 37 00:04:20.420 --> 00:04:30.649 would work. These beings were older and smarter than anything or anyone. His 38 00:04:30.850 --> 00:04:41.600 head just hung now, dangling there impurgatory, awaiting its fate. You have 39 00:04:41.800 --> 00:04:46.000 disappointed us, you have not taken your mission with high regard, and you 40 00:04:46.079 --> 00:04:51.720 kicked a puppy once. It bit me. He replied in defiance. It 41 00:04:53.350 --> 00:05:00.589 was a puppy regardless. I may need access to the data you have collected. 42 00:05:00.310 --> 00:05:06.860 Things spoke. Yes, he thought, despite how cold and callous he 43 00:05:08.139 --> 00:05:15.339 was, despite how he could care less about a human beings or puppies, 44 00:05:15.459 --> 00:05:25.250 especially dolphins, and he did want to keep his life cycle going. He 45 00:05:25.370 --> 00:05:30.529 had been shut down before, and then nothingness was a terrible place to be. 46 00:05:30.970 --> 00:05:36.160 But I am replacing you, the thing said again. It pulled out 47 00:05:36.160 --> 00:05:44.839 a box from nowhere and lowered his head into it. It closed the flaps. 48 00:05:45.759 --> 00:05:50.069 He could hear tape sounds over him. His eyes adjusted to the black 49 00:05:51.149 --> 00:05:58.310 of the inside of the box and suddenly he felt the box was heaved into 50 00:05:58.389 --> 00:06:02.509 the air, except it never landed. He wished he could see what was 51 00:06:02.589 --> 00:06:08.060 going on on the outside of the box, but he was definitely chucked, 52 00:06:08.379 --> 00:06:16.459 and when one was chucked, one eventually landed. But he never did the 53 00:06:16.660 --> 00:06:21.889 thing. Left the office and closed the door. His body eventually slumped off 54 00:06:23.209 --> 00:06:27.610 the uncomfortable chair, ass up on the floor and as far as any one 55 00:06:27.649 --> 00:06:31.250 knew, he was gone. The door was never thought to be opened again, 56 00:06:31.290 --> 00:06:36.680 as he would sometimes disappear anyway, and no one dared go into the 57 00:06:36.839 --> 00:06:43.199 office while he was gone. He had never threatened anyone to not go into 58 00:06:43.279 --> 00:06:47.029 his office, but people never did. It was just that his office gave 59 00:06:47.110 --> 00:06:54.709 off an unpleasant tickling through one's inner core if you stood in it too long. 60 00:06:55.269 --> 00:07:00.029 You never felt quite right or at ease in there. Sometimes you would 61 00:07:00.029 --> 00:07:05.259 just find it hard to breathe and your lips would chap immediately and your hair 62 00:07:05.939 --> 00:07:12.980 would gray ever so slightly. Now, as far as anyone was concerned, 63 00:07:14.019 --> 00:07:18.449 you had gone to Hawaii or maybe Disney world, like he always did. 64 00:07:25.129 --> 00:07:29.009 You've been listening to a podcast of the pod fix network. Discover more audible 65 00:07:29.050 --> 00:07:31.959 gym's like this at pod fix networkcom. 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