My daughter, Sharla and her friend Macy, loved going to the brook at the back of our house. They loved to wade through the cool water on hot days.
I didn't mind. I knew it was safe as I often went back there to check that it was. Besides, if there was a problem it was only about 50 steps to our house.
One day Sharla came running into the house screaming,
“Mom, mom! We found gold in the creek!”
I went outside to see what it was they had found thinking it would only be fool's gold.
Sure enough, there were gold nuggets glittering on the bottom of the brook.
Making several trips, we picked up the nuggets and took them to the house.
We had 16 ounces of gold. At $1,350.00 an ounce, we had almost $22,000 worth of gold. The girls will split it and have about $11,000 each. A nice little savings to put away for college.
I realized, this is a magical little brook at the back of our house.
Thank you Enisa for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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