Sand Treasure

October 12, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a walk across the sand.

You can check out Charli’s original post here:
https://carrotranch.com/2016/10/12/october-12-flash-fiction-challenge/comment-page-1/#comment-21934

flash-fiction-12th-october Walking across the sandy beach, I could see it.
Treasure, and it was all mine.
Half buried in the sand, glinting in the sun.
I picked it up.
Riches beyond belief.
There were ten of us.
Yes I had enough.
I stood in the queue, waiting patiently.
I looked behind me.
Grandpa was soon by my side.
I showed him what I held so tightly in my fist.
He grinned, knowing exactly what I was going to do.
It was my turn.
‘Ten cornets please!’ I asked.
‘That’ll be two bob’, came the reply.
I handed over my ‘treasure’.

Note:
I was about 8, and found half a crown in the sand on Rockley Beach.
We’d gone out for the day with my family and next door’s kids in the old ambulance Dad had at the time.
I bought ice cream for everyone, and still had change! Oh those were the days!!!

Additional note:
Half a crown was 2 shillings and sixpence, which equated to one eighth of a pound pre decimal, 12½p in today’s money.

 

 

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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6 Responses to Sand Treasure

  1. Charli Mills says:

    What a delightful discovery and a fun take on the prompt. I like how you meld memory and money in 99 words.

  2. Pingback: Walk Across the Sand « Carrot Ranch Communications

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