An Photo Challenge from Fandango, he says;
So now it’s time for my eleventh weekly Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The image below is from Ekrulila@pexels.com.
Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words.
A treasure Hunt
Captain Black was so excited as he had finally found the map he had been searching for all his career. It had taken all his cunning and wiles to secure this map from the old sailor. He had gone as far as to promise him a part of the treasure if and when he found it. But the captain knew that this was a genuine map and the treasure was as good as his.
He manned and equipped his ship which fortunately was in good repair. The day he was set to sail, the old sailor who was the original possessor of the map turned up at the quay.” Hey, old man Jacob, what are you doing here today” the captain asked a bit nervously. ” With your permission sir, I want to accompany you on this voyage” ” Now come on old man you are in no shape to travel with us” but Jacob was not to be dissuaded. So reluctantly, the captain allowed him on the ship.
They set sail and followed the markers on the map till they reached the place where the treasure was to be found, though it was deep in the sea and needed expert divers to recover it. They started the quest for recovery early in the morning but till dusk, there was no sign of the hidden riches. The captain turned angrily toward the old tar and accused him of selling him a fake map.
The sailor straightened to his full height and gave the captain a cunning smile. ” I think sir you already had the intention of tricking me out of my share of the treasure. Now we” he gestured towards the crew” will take out the treasure from the ‘correct’ location and with apologies we have to dispense with your presence now” He signaled on of the men who overpowered the captain and tossed him into the sea and the ship turned and sailed away in the opposite direction.
Captain Black was last seen crying for help in that desolate part of the ocean.
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