Wednesday, 22 April 2020

TREASURE TRAIL - 100 word story

Well, I couldn't resist continuing the saga of the Leprechauns. However, it doesn't matter whether you've read my last couple of stories or not, because hopefully each one stands alone.


PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr



TREASURE TRAIL


Seamus had stolen Paddy's Pot of Gold again and left a trail of clues.

When you enter the alley, turn right
At the end near a pile of shite
you'll see something to fill you with fright
It's where your gold is hidden: think height.

Paddy shrugged. In all of faerie-land, Seamus had a long way to go before he'd beat the best Leprechaun trickster in Tipperary.
Paddy walked down the alley. He smelt the pile of shite before he saw it. Paddy studied the photograph with a sinking feeling.
How the feck was he going to find that tower?





Hope you enjoyed this story and I look forward to your comments. 


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53 comments:

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    1. Oh, but he had to otherwise how would Paddy know where to begin his search?

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  2. You'd have to be really dedicated, wouldn't you? I'd pass.

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    1. Dedicated of Seamus to continue the vendetta or dedicated of Paddy to continue searching for his gold?

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  3. Haha as always I love the language you use for these stories.

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    1. Thanks, Tannille. The Irish have a way with words. :)

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  4. The tower is at a height! Hope the pot of gold comes to sight :)
    Clue may be there, but not many dare!
    Nice one, Susan. Take care.

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    1. Ha ha - love that you've taken the trouble to comment in rhyme!

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  5. That was a fun take, Susan. But I don't think Paddy will quit. There is a pot of gold after all.

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    1. Gold and his pride at stake! Glad you enjoyed it, Varad.

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  6. Dear Susan,

    Look up, Paddy, look up. A pile of shite...at least he smelled it before he stepped in it. Cute chapter in the saga.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. He has a long way to travel this week! Thanks for commenting, Rochelle.

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  7. Hmm, I know Paddy will one-up him, but I wonder how... I hope next weeks photo is of the Oval Office in the White House ;)

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    1. Now that could be interesting, Trent. Takes a trickster to know a trickster, eh? :)

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  8. I like that you're still making laughter, Susan

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    1. Writing humour makes me feel good and I hope it makes anyone who reads it feel good too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I'm looking foward to reading yours.

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  10. Gold at the top of the Eiffel tower seems appropriate :-)

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    1. It does, doesn't it? He's just got to figure out how to get there.

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  11. Oh! I love how you're continuing the leprechaun idea. Keep it up. Very fun.

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  12. Dang it! Not unknown ~ Alicia

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    1. Ah, thanks for identifying yourself, Alicia. And thanks for commenting. Glad you're enjoying the Leprechaun saga. :)

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  13. Haha! That one really did make me laugh out loud!

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    1. Thanks, Penny - I'm very happy to hear that! :)

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  14. I love the leprechaun saga. You should expand it. I see some world-building popping up.

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    1. Thank you. I'm very glad to know that you're enjoying it. :)

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  15. LOL, maybe he can enlist the help of some friendly faeries to scout it out?

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    1. He might have to swallow his pride and do just that, Jade. :)

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  16. like they say, the saga continues... :)

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    1. That's the problem with mischief makers: never know when to stop.

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  17. Methinks this will never end as one torments the other!

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    1. Leprechauns are proud little people, so you might be right, Dale.

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  18. Looks like Paddy's got a way to go before finding his gold! Good job the pile of shite hadn't washed away :-)

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  19. I'm enjoying the saga of the leprechauns :)

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    1. That's good to know, Linda. I don't know if this is a trilogy or something longer. It all depends on next week's photo prompt. :)

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  20. Ah, always good to see the word 'shite' used in a short story! Made me smile. And how will he find that Tower - any leprechaun contacts in Paris? Fun tale Susan

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    1. He he - like Paddy, I haven't worked out how he's going to get there, but I'm trusting he'll find a tricky little way. :)

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  21. Loved the limerick clue - cheeky Leprechaun!

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    1. Ha ha - thanks Thom (although it's not strictly a limerick) :)

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  22. I think he'll enjoy the travels to the tower and the pot of gold at the end. Cute bit of fun!! =)

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Brenda I think he'll enjoy the challenge too. :)

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  23. My guess is he'll find it in the tower. Lucky for him this thief likes to play games!

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    1. He he - you have to wonder where it's all going to end though!

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  24. I love these rogueish characters. At first I thought the tower was buried in the shite. Climbing it to find his treasure would have been awful. As it is he migt enjoy running round Paris, to find Mr Eiffel's creation.

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  25. Seamus knows how to make a rhyme to make me laugh! I hope Paddy can make it to Paris.

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    1. He's not much of a poet, but he knows how to write a clue. :)

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  26. It's time to get on the Paddy wagon cos it's a long way to Tipperary.

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  27. You've captured leprechaun personality so well!

    (What do you mean, people? They DO exist!)

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    1. He he - thanks for the feedback, Helen. (Of course they exist!)

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