This is my very first entry into the 100 word challenge. Since this week’s prompt was supposed to be a piggy-back off of last week’s entry, I found myself in a bit of a quandary as to whose post to use. In the end, I chose Steve’s entry, “A Puzzle for the Solver”, to piggy back on.
The prompt, based on the last ten words of his post, was: “What a curious little adventure she was about to begin!”
Remalda looked at the hand-drawn map again. It was spotted with strange markings and obscure clues, culminating in a large crayoned X at the end. Her younger brother had drawn the map, and he claimed that he had hidden the most fantastical treasure in the whole world at the end. What a curious little adventure she was about to begin!
She followed the map to the first cryptic clue. “Nine steps from the secret place where the first gnome hid his cap.” She easily found the garden gnome flipped upside down, his red pointy cap stuck in the ground. He was gone now, but she laughed through the tears.