Carrot ranch #99-word challenge March 14: #Flash-Fiction Challenge #chisel

I tossed the small, bronze object from hand to hand. Just lying in the sand, a chisel. I marvelled at it’s delicate, tactile, feel. I was familiar with bronze statues, sculpted, sensual, in gardens or on antique, period tables. This though, was a tool.

I placed it in my pocket, placing my palm on a giant limestone block, one of thousands shaped by such tools. The still bright, painted hieroglyphs telling their stories. Through my translation I realised that this one told of an overseer stabbed to death by a haunted chisel. My pocket twitched and suddenly felt lighter.

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Filed under Alternative history, As you read it, Flash fiction, Inspired by fable, Otherworldly, Self compositions

2 responses to “Carrot ranch #99-word challenge March 14: #Flash-Fiction Challenge #chisel

  1. Ooo boy!! Nice! 🙂

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