Microfiction #Writespiration: Treasure

This is for Sacha Black’s writespiration challenge—52 words on the subject of: The secret you just discovered.


The letter slipped out of the book like a dry leaf veined with spidery writing of a bygone age. It was like unfolding a map to hidden treasure,

Forgive me, Gran,

treasure I was not intended to find.

Grandad. Written from his new life—the address obliterated by slashes of angry ink.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

14 thoughts on “Microfiction #Writespiration: Treasure”

      1. But does she have internet? The provider tells us we should be okay, but coverage is patchy out there hence the size of the old TV aerials. It needed a team and special equipment to take down the one on our roof and cut it into manageable portions to take away!

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