Friday, May 16, 2014

Secrets in the Woods



Photo by Lyssa Medana
        Hurrying along the old stone wall in the woods, they checked periodically to make sure they weren’t being followed.  This is where they hid it years ago. 

      “This is it!” Kara exclaimed in excitement.  They dropped to their knees and frantically began to dig.  It didn’t take long to unearth the box.  Inside a tattered book, to the naked eye, it held a worthless catalog.  Within, the secrets to their universe: crimes they committed and where all the money was hidden.

     "Remember,"  Ben warned, "If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue."  




        A 100 word fictional story written for the  Friday writing prompt at Light and Shade Writing Challenge where we were inspired by a quote and a picture prompt.





40 comments:

  1. There was money inside the book?

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    1. JoJo, actually no. They were far more clever in case the book was ever discovered. They only had references and clues to where the money was hidden. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. I had fun writing this one. ♥

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  2. Buried treasure when found is a great feeling. Hope they find the money :)

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    1. sulekkha, wouldn't that be awesome! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  3. Tons of dough would be grand to find

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    1. Pat, wouldn't it though? Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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  4. Wow!. That's a fab picture prompt! Loved your response! I hope they found what they were looking for!

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    1. Vidya, I am so happy you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  5. Great word picture. Time to get a metal detector!

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    1. Carol, now that would be an amazing idea! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  6. I am absolutely caught by this story!

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    1. Susan, I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  7. A catalogue of crimes, with an index too! love the story and picture.

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    1. Michelle, I am so happy you liked my story! ♥ Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. Laurel, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. Ooh! A catalogue of their crimes!! And they wanted to refer it again!!
    A good one for the prompt, Kathy! ♥

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    1. Shilpa, I am so happy you liked my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments! ♥

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  10. Ohh this was wonderful...how do you get such ideas?

    My Own Famous Five...

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    1. Nabanita, I am not sure where they come from. I just sit down and start writing and the next thing I know I have a story to edit. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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    1. tnkerr, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Now I'm curious what crimes they committed...

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    1. Stephanie, I am pleased I was able to pique your curiosity! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  13. Fun blend of the prompt elements!

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    1. kymm, it was a fun one to write!! I am so pleased you liked it!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. A treasure map! A fun take on the prompt.

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    1. Tara, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. Hope it doesn't fall into the 'wrong' hands :p

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    1. Amrit, that could prove catastrophic! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  16. I'd love to know about what they recorded in the catalog!

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    1. fortyandfantastique, I would imagine that they kept of jobs they had pulled and where exactly all the loot was hidden. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. That was magical with such great secrets still to be revealed. Wonderful piece.

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    1. Thomas, I am so happy you liked my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Your praise means a lot! ♥

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  18. I love the use of the prompt - and I am intrigued about what they have hidden. Lyssa M x

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    1. Lyssa, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. Sneaky, sneaky! I enjoyed your story, Kathy :)

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    1. jannatwrites, I am tickled that you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  20. The directions this story can go are endless! A catalog of their deeds? Or the deeds of others? And what will the reward inevitably cost?

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    1. Renee, In my mind I was thinking a catalog of their deeds. Chock full of incriminating evidence and exactly where their money is hidden. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! ♥

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