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:

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’.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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