Treasure Hunters

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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!

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  1. 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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  2. 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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