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You come into possession of an old box. Inside are several glass vials filled with dirt, dust and tiny bits of gravel or cement. The vials are labeled with places and dates such as “Port Chicago 7/17/44”, “Halifax 7/6/17” and “Guernica 7/17/36”. A trip to the library confirms that all are dates of massive loss of life in explosions. A few days later a package arrives with no return address.
Inside is an empty vial labeled with your home town and next week’s date.
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54 thoughts on “The Empty Vial”
I had to laugh at this. Bravo! XD
My hometown is about 2 states away. I’m terrified. |=/
I like it xx
why go to library , when u can google it.
Highly unreasonable and poorly detailed. Well below an average pasta.
Guess what kids? Were moving to the Mojave Desert! Pack your shorts and hiking boots!
Gosh, it was a boring ending. It should have been dated that day, and then he should have been able to have seen a wave of whatever happens in an explosion coming, or to have sensed a sudden heat…
Wait, you mean that water bottle I got a week ago in the mail wasn’t a water bottle? OH SHIIII-
For some reason the first thing in my thought is that the vial sender want you to blow up your own hometown and put whatever left of it in the vial.
BUT DEN WHO WAS BOX?????//
“A quick trip to the library”? I have active cards at three libraries, and I’d still Google that shit rather than make the trip.
Well; sucks for California.
Oh shit! Oh shit oh shit no no no no no no way is this true
How the hell did they know i had a nuclear bomb experiment?!?
Welp… I heard Canada’s nice this time of year
“WE GOT MAIL!”
“WE GOT MAIL AND I WONDER WHO IT’S FROM!”
I guess seeing as all these dates were easily found public info, I think I’d assume I was being pranked as I am a bit of a sceptic… I am however a cautious/curious sceptic and would go elsewhere for the day, riding it out and keeping a close eye on the news to see what happens.
You’ve just been inducted to have psychic premonitions about tragedies. They sent an empty vial with the last letter to fill once it happens, so you could send it with the others to the next person who’ll be inducted.
Trick trick motherfuckeeeeer! Time to Ninja Defuse! BOOM! *sigh* “Fuck”
Dates don’t go by weeks. They go by days. You can’t have next week’s date because there are 7 days in next week.
Am i allowed to relabel the vial?
yea surree *o*
I live in Halifax… sooooo….
This is kinda creepy but not overly so.It’s someone or something telling you “Your town is going to get destroyed and you have a week to gtfo”.
All I can think is…how is there anything left after an explosion to put in a vial? Magic!
RUN, MOTHERFUCKER, RUN!
Why would they even give you a week’s warning. I mean, that seems unreasonable. its a good read though
I’m a PRIEST YEAH!
sai, you’re deliciously insensitive
@comment number 2
XD wow funny you said that, now that japan has been half destroyed.
(im not trying to make fun of the whole thing) Just funny that you said that… and this happened
I guess you didn\’t get your package….
I guess you didn’t get your package….
my birthday is on july 17…
I think i might’ve been born on a cursed day.
So is mine :/
So is my baby sisters….Damn that explains alot :/
Time for a vacation!
This sounds like a premise for a game involving a conspiracy. Similar to Devil Survivor\’s.
I\’d play it.
Then just take all your friends who live there to another town on that day. Whoop-de-fricking doo.
WHATS IN THE BOOX????
WHATS IN THE MOTHERFUCKING BOX??
FYI – the date that you have for the Halifax Explosion is incorrect. It is actually 12/06/1917.
…Unless you were trying to make all the dates in July. Either way, still a very awesome piece. =)
THEN WHO WAS VIAL!?
a vial is a glass jar
You are obviously new here.
Beer??? OH I KNOW ITS RUM!!!!!!!! XD
its good but need some MOAR spaguetty…
I GOT A JAR OF DIIIIRT
I GOT A JAR OF DIIIIIRT
AND GUESS WHAT’S INSIDE IIIIIIT
IS IT SAND
I love you :)
Next week? Good! More than enough time to get the heck out of there!
The first thing that came to mind upon reading “Inside are several glass vials filled with dirt, dust and tiny bits of gravel or cement” was Jack Sparrow and his jar of dirt.
I thought I was the only one.
It also says “your head a splode.”
This sounds like a shitty situation, but the best way to handle it would probably be as Readman said.
no sense of love for the ones you lost
Yayy! i got the box!!
Well sucks for toronto, but I live in Japan now.
Once that happens, I pack up my things, take them to my nearest relative’s house, and knowing there’s no time to sell my home, buy every house insurance policy there is (tornado insurance, flood insurance, nuclear explosion insurance, etc.).
Then I tell everyone I know, and if they don’t believe me, I be sure not to forget to stand over their funeral pyre and say “I told you so”.