FFfAW Challenge – 175th

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 07-24 through 07-30-2018

This week we have an image from Yarnspinnerr to work with.

‘It’s a map!’ Alan said excitedly.
‘What?’ Pete replied.
‘A treasure map. We’re going to be rich!’
‘X marks the spot dummy. Look, there’s four of them.’
‘I’m not the dummy, you are!’
‘It’s a discarded game of noughts and crosses you fool.’
‘That’s what they wanted you to think. The Os present trees in a forest, and once you find the three in a row, you start digging!’
‘You’re on your own mate. It’s a piece of rubbish.’
Alan wasn’t deterred and set off.

A week later, he pulled up beside Pete in a new ferrari.
‘Told you!’ he smirked.
‘I found four pots of dosh, and thought you’d like this,’
With that he tossed a set of car keys at him and squealing away yelled
‘You can have my old mini. ‘Bye!’

136 words



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! 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 now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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22 Responses to FFfAW Challenge – 175th

  1. Hahahaha! He was right! It was a map! His friend is probably kicking himself. LOL! Great story!

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    The art of reading right 🙂

  3. yarnspinnerr says:

    Very imaginative. Loved this read.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Great fun. A fine example of thinking outside the box!

  5. James Pyles says:

    I thought of it as a map, too. Yours is the first story I’ve read. I wonder how many more will see the game as a map, too. Oh, in the U.S., it’s called tic tac toe.

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  7. michael1148humphris says:

    Great story but that Alan’s a bit mean.

  8. Haha a positive thinker always comes out on top, mind you I wouldn’t sniff at the mini either 😊

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