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.

 

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Sand Treasure

  1. Deborah Lee says:

    The good old days!

  2. 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.

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