Thursday photo prompt – Green #writephoto

Sue’s #writephoto prompt this week.

“Is this what we’ve been searching for?” Charlie stopped suddenly at the edge of the water.

Pete reached his side shortly after, out of breath, almost doubled over with the effort of this up to now pointless hike. “Well I don’t know Chaz, feels like we’ve been on a wild goose chase so far. Bloody cryptic clues! Was always bad at these things at school as well. Why couldn’t they just write simple bloody directions? Give us a post code, you know, the satnav would have done the rest!”

“Shut your cake hole for a minute and look at this!”

Pete looked up and saw gently running water and a stone building of sorts, with two dark, dingy entrances.

“Look into my eyes, all set in stone
Upon which the green moss has grown
Step over the tears that appear to flow
And enter the cavern in which no one will go
Choose left or right, wrong or right
It’s up to you, success or plight…”

“Whaddya reckon, eh?” Charlie continued, “Four months we’ve been solving those damn riddles, getting closer and closer, and now I think we’ve gone and found the last place, you’re flaking out on me! Tell you what, if you can’t be arsed then get lost! I’ll go find the stash myself!”

“No, no, Chaz, now don’t be hasty! I wasn’t being negative at all… no, let’s go do this. Which one then eh, left or right?” Pete wasn’t relinquishing any claim to this treasure anytime soon!

They sploshed across the water and entered the cavern on the left. As their torch light faded into the darkness, the water flowed faster, as if the tears were rolling freshly, mourning another lost treasure hunter or two….


42 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Judy E Martin
    May 13, 2017 @ 16:16:40

    I love the way you have done this Sis. especially with the riddle in it too. 💖💖💖

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  3. Hugh's Views and News
    May 13, 2017 @ 15:58:00

    So, we’ll never hear from them again? A cliffhanger of an ending, Ritu. I do like solving riddles, though. Reminds me of my days with Lara Croft.

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  4. thebeasley
    May 13, 2017 @ 13:41:25

    Ooh I like it & that photo is great. Very inspiring x

    Liked by 1 person


  5. robbiesinspiration
    May 13, 2017 @ 11:16:11

    Great flash fiction, Ritu, and the poem is also very good.

    Liked by 1 person


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  7. charlypriest
    May 12, 2017 @ 22:47:41

    Really, the name was Charlie…. we got a a connection here

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Jane Dougherty
    May 12, 2017 @ 14:36:02

    I’m glad someone else saw malevolent eyes. Proves I’m not completely mad 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Erika Kind
    May 12, 2017 @ 07:17:59

    Wow, very good, sis! Thrilling story and I loved that poem too!!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Anjana
    May 12, 2017 @ 06:04:09

    Wow this is amazing !!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Pamela Morse
    May 12, 2017 @ 00:26:21

    Great treasure hunting story. I like the possible, but unknown, demise of the hunters…

    Liked by 1 person


  12. chris jensen
    May 12, 2017 @ 00:16:21

    Reblogged this on crjen1958.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. desertcurmudgeon
    May 11, 2017 @ 23:12:00

    Loved that! Then went back and looked at the photo prompt again and was even more impressed with where you took it.

    Liked by 1 person


  14. willowdot21
    May 11, 2017 @ 22:48:46

    I’ve this story Sis, life is full of decisions!!🤗💜💝

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Sue Vincent
    May 11, 2017 @ 22:43:56

    Yep, it is all about the choices …

    Liked by 1 person


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