Flash Fiction 99 Word Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community

salt

It was only when we arrived in the basin that I read once more the ancient scroll that had been entrusted to my safekeeping. I realised that despite many years of poring over by student and fellow supposed expert alike we had based on our ideas on a mis-translation of the words. By carefully reordering the words finely etched on the copper plates I could see that our expedition was bound to end in failure. A disbelieving Lot had thought they could divert a river back to save his home but the ferocious heat had turned it to salt.

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Filed under Alternative history, As you read it, Flash fiction, History, Self compositions, Temperatures rising

3 responses to “Flash Fiction 99 Word Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Oh yes, both clever and chucklesome. 🙂

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  2. Very clever. One of my favorite bible stories…

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