Finish The Story #10, 29 August 2018

Teresa has decided to tag me first for this latest Finish the Story  blog hop.


  1. Copy the story below as it appears when you receive it (and the rules please)
  2. Add somehow to the story in which ever style and length you choose
  3. Tag only 1 person
  4. If you choose to not participate or finish the story, please comment/tag ** Teresa’s original post so that she knows.
    ** note: slightly amended to link and refer back to Teresa.

There’s Gold, I Tell Ya, Gold

Duncan and Jessie grew up in the shadow of the Superstition Mountains and heard the legend of the Lost Dutchman their entire lives. No one really believed the stories, but people did question when the government bought nearly all the land in one area. They knew what must be there, or at least what was there, but they were not going to tell the public.

“Hey, you’ll never believe what I found,” Jessie said one evening while they were supposed to be studying for their math finals.

“Your old mini-figure collection?” Duncan quipped, knowing their mother had thrown those out years ago.

“No.” Jessie whacked Duncan over the head with his notebook. “I found this while scouting out the next vlog site.”

Duncan glanced over and saw Jessie pull out …

To Be Continued………………………………….

Here’s my contribution:

Duncan glanced over and saw Jessie pull out a match box.
‘Well that’s not very exciting,’ he said.
‘Ah, but this is not just any old match box. Look at the date…..’
‘1947. So?’
‘UFOs Duncan! The biggest conspiracy theory ever over Roswell and a crashed RAF weather balloon!’
‘Yeah, I saw the TV show. So?’
‘That was fiction silly. The various internet sites I found suggest otherwise.’
Jessie started to get quite animated.
‘What if there is something in the Lost Dutchman stories, but not exactly as we’ve been led to believe. You know what it’s like with Chinese whispers………… a story starts out as one thing and having been passed on to some ten other people, it’s totally different from the original.’
‘This isn’t a party game Jessie.’
‘I know that! But, why would the government buy up all that land if they didn’t have something to hide? Maybe there was more than one “weather balloon”,’ he said indicating quotes with his fingers, adding
‘Maybe the Lost Dutchman was a code name for something else…………..’

To be continued…………………………..


I’m going to pass the baton on to Anuragbakhshi next, so I hope he takes it on as his posts have some great punchlines!


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 Finish The Story #10, 29 August 2018

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Fantastic addition! Thanks for participating.

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