This magnificent timepiece was found lying in the water next to the riverbed. I could only imagine the history behind it.
As soon as I took it out of the river and put it in my pocket, it started making these eerie sounds.
Suddenly, I was transported back to a gold mining town in California during 1849. I watched as a man plunked down a small bag of gold to the clerk in the jewelry store where he bought a pocket watch and requested engraving.
I watched him tuck the watch into his pocket and walk away smiling.
I desperately needed to know what words he had engraved on that beautiful watch.
Then I realized the watch was in my pocket. I pulled it out and read,
Annie said Yes!
August 4, 1849
Again, I was transported in time and found myself back into the time I had started. I immediately went to my computer and began writing my novel.
Thank you Louise for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 160 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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