I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 15/06/2015, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words, not including the given opening sentence.

The link below takes you to Part Twenty-Seven



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Finish the story begins with:

At first, it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it.”

Great Scott!” Yelled the Professor. They were tracking through dense jungle after Paul Strang safely landed the lightning-stricken helicopter. Marg decided to head North, following bearings transmitted from Don Fernando’s team.
“Look at that!”
Paul instantly bent to pick the shining object up.
“No!” Shouted the Professor. “Leave it!”
“Why?” Questioned Paul.
“That is no toy!” Came the stern reply.
That is either the droppings of a poisonous giant Gadfly, fatal to the touch or…….”
“Yes” interjected Marg. “Be careful Paul.”
“Or” the Professor continued. “The eggs of a glass-blown frozen pterodactyl, blown in Thailand in a prehistorical era.”
Marg laughed. “Can glass reproduce?”
“A descriptive term, Madame Marg,” replied the Professor.
Marg decided to leave the object and press on.
One of the party knew exactly what it was, having accidentally dropped it. A radio-controlled tracking device, full of micro-electronics revealing to Dickus exactly where Marg’s team were.

(149 Words)
To be continued

The link below takes you to Part Twenty-Seven




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29 thoughts on “MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (28)

    • Yes Lata ~ It looks like there is an infiltrator in the team~ I’m glad you are enjoying the jungle scenery 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting

  1. Ooh – a tracking device. Things don’t look very good for Marg and her team. I’m feeling rather suspicious of the Professor. He protested quite vehemently when Paul picked up the ‘marble’… Good continuation.

  2. “Glass-blown frozen pterodactyl”… love this. Continue to enjoy the story and marvel at your skill in weaving the weekly prompt into the plot. Can’t wait until next week!

  3. Usually, those who protest the loudest are the guilty ones.
    Great continuation and it is very clever how you manage to weave these prompts into the plot.

  4. “Marg laughed. “Can glass reproduce?” Not yet, but in one of your wonderful stories, it just might.
    Marg is going to have to keep her eyes and ears open since there is “mole” in their midst.
    Great installment.

    • Many thanks Phylor for such an interesting response ~ I am tempted to introduce Earthworms tunnelling under the jungle searching for a glass Mole with no digestive system. Have a great weekend 🙂

    • I think there is danger looming Ali. If Marg had realised that was a tracking device she could have tied it to a jungle mole-like creature and let it loose in the wild to lead Dickus a merry dance.

  5. Looks like they have a traitor among them. I hope they find the responsible person. Good installment of the story. I’m looking forward to the next one, John. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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