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Heed The Warning


Rumor held that there was a fortune in jewels and gold hidden away in a cave, high on a mountain in Asia. Explorers had sought this treasure for hundreds of years, and now a team of Americans felt certain they had found the location.  Those who had searched before them told of a frail old man who appeared on the hillside to warn of impending danger if they continued. "Heed the sign," he had implored, "heed the sign."  Unfortunately, the American team included no one who could read Chinese; and a moment too late, as searing flames roared from the cavern, they learned that the character painted on the large boulder they had pushed from the entrance said DRAGON.


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I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin for Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "character".

10 comments:

  1. Very creative! You have a great imagination!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it Jayne, just a bit of word play here, a switch from my usual darker tones. :-)

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  3. Nicely done. Love the imagery it brings to mind! =-)

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    1. Thank you Alex, it does cry out for a brightly colored illustration in a children's book, doesn't it?! :-)

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  4. Completely different take on the word 'character' and that's wonderful to see :)) Nice to see the fantasy element also. I agree with the previous comments: creative and nicely done.

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    1. I like to look for alternative uses of the prompt word, and Chinese character is what came to mind. Not knowing the local language can result in some "interesting" situations! ;-)

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