|Janu(i)s is a (salesman) wrote in repose,|
@ 2019-07-05 21:52:00
|Entry tags:||*delivery, claire johnson, janus allen|
[Delivery for Claire J.]
[It comes in a cardboard box, one of the large ones in which a bunch of Girlscout cookie boxes fit. It still smells ever so faintly of chocolate and coconut.
Inside the box, in a bed of crumpled newspaper, is a promised puzzle box. This one is steel forged in hellfire--it has a kind of zing she'll recognize, and it's sort of blue-ish, the way Janus' eyes get sometimes these days. It is three boxes in one, and each rectangular piece turns on a hinge, creating something like a book. Each individual box has a puzzle in it that unlocks a key to the next "page."
The puzzles include a miniature flattened version of a Burr puzzle, a vaguely planetary one and various interlocking pieces that eventually assemble to make a final key to the final box. (Assuming she gets that far...)]