Pirate Gold

pirate goldA brick shifted, accompanied by muffled sounds of joy from outside.

Fernando shifted his attention to the wall. Was someone finally breaking through his prison?

He’d only taken a small purse–enough to cover immediate expenses.

But his shipmates had caught him, and even though all privateer gold was stolen, the captain had decreed Fernando be bricked in with the cache.

The wall collapsed, and the men peered in. They saw Fernando and screamed. Their terror made it easy to herd them off the cliff in the dark.

He’d paid for this gold with his life. It was his.


Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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8 comments on “Pirate Gold
  1. Lauren says:

    Wow, that is some serious writing right there! How many words is that?!? 🙂 Excellent!

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  2. Beaton says:

    short and on point and a haunting ending

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  3. Thanks, you two. 🙂 100 words. There are some authors who aim even shorter, but 100 word tales seem to be as brief as I can manage. And sometimes the story just won’t fit. *shrugs*

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Fabulous pirate tale! Your story is included in this week’s collection at Carrot Ranch! Thanks for taking on the pirate challenge.

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  5. phoenixgrey85 says:

    Creepy! I’m always amazed by how few words a story can be told in. Love it. 🙂

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  6. Great 100 word tale! That photo is really cool. Reminds me of the recent sunken treasure that was found. 🙂

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  7. blondeusk says:

    Great ending! Nice one!

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  8. Those poor thieving souls! Great 100 word story, Cathleen! 🙂

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