This week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Pegman takes us to Rams Island, an island on a lake in Northern Ireland. Though I picked a remote spot, you’re welcome to choose a more urban location anywhere in Northern Ireland.
Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the prompt. Once your piece is polished, share it with others using the Linkup below.
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
by John Yeo
Billy and Pat, an adventurous pair of treasure hunting fanatics were chortling away at what they had discovered inside the chimney. An incredibly old and extremely beautiful locked box. This box was bound with rusted, salt-encrusted metal bands that were so corroded they were almost crumbling away. Pat gingerly rubbed the top of the box to reveal the hairy smiling face of a strange horned man. Intricate carving and strange writing with a floral emblem surrounded this kindly face.
‘We’ve got something good here Billy.’
‘Aye Pat! We’ll get some good money for this!’
Pat suddenly grabbed a rock and smashed the metal bands.
Billy was shocked. ’What did you do that for?’
‘To see what’s inside, might be gold or jewels,’ replied Pat,
Slowly Billy raised the tight-fitting lid. Dense smoke filled the air. Surrounded by ethereal music the two treasure hunters passed out. The box was gone?
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