Roger sighed. He had been promised gold, but all he’d seen were enough rocks to last him a lifetime and an expanse of cold, grey-green ocean.

After hours of searching the rugged shorelines of the islands, treasure still seemed to be in short supply.

He turned to Marie, who was scrutinizing the worn fragments of map with pursed lips and furrowed brow.

“Time to turn back, I think,” he said. “Storm’s coming in.”

Marie shook her head. “No. My great-grandfather’s treasure is out here somewhere.”

“He probably spent it all on rum,” Roger said. “I know I would. My point is–”

“There!” Marie pointed. “That’s it! Raven’s Point.”

The outcrop was just like the shape on the map: a rough outline of a raven’s beak extending over the waters.

And beneath, there was a cave.

Marie smiled.

“Full speed ahead.”

Word Count: 140

This is for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Louise for providing the photo prompt!

  1. Mike says:

    I love nautical stories –

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  2. Great treasure hunt story! Loved the spin you gave the prompt! Hope they find the treasure!

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Wow! Success at last!

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  4. I wouldn’t mind finding myself some treasure too! Great story!

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  5. marja says:

    Love it the excitement that the treasure can be found

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  6. yarnspinnerr says:

    Its after a long time I read a TH story. Great narration.

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  7. A great TH story. Good one, Martin.

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  8. Time to get the gold. Wonderful.

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  9. Martin Cororan says:

    Why is there ALWAYS rum!

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  10. Iain Kelly says:

    A nice throwback to pirate adventure – I would like to read the story of their great-grandfather and how the treasure came to be at Raven’s Point!

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  11. Varad says:

    I would love to see Roger’s reaction if they find the cave empty. Good, fun little adventure tale this one is.

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  12. A treasure story! Nice.

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  13. Yea! Fantastic – go get it! Brilliant little tale and I love it.

    Click to read my FFfAW

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  14. Joy Pixley says:

    Roger makes for a pretty impatient treasure hunter — searching for something that’s been hidden for decades and he expects to find it, what, in the first five minutes? I hope Marie didn’t promise him half of her rightful bounty!

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  15. Sandi says:

    And the treasure would be stuck like the diamond in the cave/blowhole like in the Rescuers – Penny being forced to go into and get the Devils Eye!

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  16. athling2001 says:

    Great story. I’ve always wanted to go on a real treasure hunt.

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  17. mandibelle16 says:

    Very neat tale. Makes me think of the movie ‘Fools Gold’ with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. I hope they are able to get the treasure before the tide fills the cave or something like that. It’s what I picture anyways πŸ™‚

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  18. The finish made me smile. Hope they got the treasure πŸ™‚

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