The popularity of unboxing videos is one of the most curious phenomenons on the Internet. People just can't resist opening up a package and seeing what's inside. Quests for hidden treasure are similar. People just want to know what behind the door or in the treasure chest or what around the bend. Perhaps it is just a reflection of human curiosity and our thirst for knowledge? No matter. It's a human foible that works in our favor as writers. We can write up a box, put something in it, and hide it!
For today's writing prompt, I present this humble row of post office boxes. Your mission is to create a short story about -
the contents of Box 1494!
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