Weltchys Notebook

Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short

Hidden Treasure


Today’s 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt is courtesy of Dawn M Miller.

Copyright - Dawn M Miller

Copyright – Dawn M Miller

Adam held up the lamp for examination, trying his best to look uninterested. ‘How much?’

The Hawker’s heavily accented reply seemed thoughtful. ‘For you my friend, ten pounds!’

A collector of rare and mystical items, Adam struggled to contain his excitement. The piece in his hands, he suspected, was much more than it seemed.

The style of the silk shaded lamp was late Victorian; a clever guise to throw off the most ardent of seekers. The real giveaway however was a barely noticeable inscription inside the rim, written in ancient Sanskrit to conceal its true purpose.

Caution – Contains Djinn, rub with care. Contents of lamp may be disagreeable to user and cause random acts of mischief and sabotage.


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

5 thoughts on “Hidden Treasure

  1. Bit late. Would have helped if I added my submission to the InLinkz I guess.

  2. Good story and love the warning! How clever you are. Thanks, Nan

  3. Dear Weltchy,

    I nearly missed this one. Glad I didn’t. Too bad most people won’t be able to read the warning label. 😉



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