#TellTaleThursday – 18th October 2018

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

This Thursday instead of a picture prompt, we decided to have fun by writing a story that starts after these lines…

In the hallway they saw a corridor with several doors leading off it. Everything in the hall was covered in dust, as though no one had touched it for a hundred years. From the book ‘George’s Secret Key to The Universe’ – Lucy & Stephen Hawking

Word count – 195 Words

Treasure Trail

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Image source – dark-parables.wikia.com

They heard the sound of water and followed it. They soon came upon a giant gargoyle spitting water in a shallow pond. The mouth of the gargoyle was large enough to fit one person. The captain first went inside the mouth. Others followed suit. They climbed up the gargoyle’s narrow, wet tunnel. The water stopped gushing out after a few metres which made the work of the team easier. Soon, they found an opening and jumped.

It was a vault full of precious stones – glittering diamonds, sparkling rubies and stunning emeralds. The team cried in joy. All those harrowing nights where they were chased by man-eating animals, mischievous jungle spirits and blood-sucking giant mosquitoes had finally rewarded them. They soon filled up their rug sacks and prepared to go. But where? Where had the opening from where they had come disappeared?

Now, it was just a room with 4 closed walls. Then the captain saw a heap of skeletons lying in one corner. There were old rug sacks too. The realisation dawned on the captain at the same time it did on his team.

No wonder no one ever came from back from this treasure trail.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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13 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 18th October 2018

  1. Greed doesn’t last long. Nice tale, Anshu.

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    They were being greedy. Now they are trapped. Nice story.

  3. Priya says:

    wonderfully written. They are stuck forever. A trap those whose heart is full of greed.

  4. geekanika says:

    If they had come out of curiosity and a sense of adventure would the door have remained open? I was reminded of the mirror of Erised. Dumbledore said only those who wanted the stone but not immortality or riches would be able to find it. Nice story.

  5. Aesha says:

    Oh, and they thought they had discovered treasure. Nice tale.

  6. Akshata Ram says:

    Not all are lucky to get all the treasure and walk scot free. An engrossing tale Anshu

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