Friday 26 November 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 142 Searching

After years of searching and disapppointments

He peered through the small breach in the top left hand corner

Using a candle to illuminate the blackness

his eyes focussed on what lay beyond.

Then he saw it....

Something glistening in the darkness....

It was November 26th 1922......

Howard Carter had finally found the tomb of Tutankhamun!

Not fiction, but a find that rocked, so no apologies.

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Anonymous said...

None needed! It was great.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Well done as ever Ak.

tony said...

An Important Moment Of Light!

MorningAJ said...

That's fantastic. Doesn't matter that it's not fiction. In fact it's all the better for being true!

Mike Golch said...

works for me!!!

Travis Cody said...

I didn't know the date, but that truly was a significant historical moment.

snowelf said...

I love egyptian history!!! Fantastic! :)


Charlene Amsden said...

And I've read that all who entered the tomb that day suffered the curse.

Ron said...


As always....brilliant and ohso clever!

You ROCK, m' dear!

Have a FAB weekend!


KB said...

What a find!

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral



Annelisa said...

Love the mix of fiction with reality...we can empathise more because we know it's true!

Valerie said...

Brilliant. You never cease to amaze me.

Mimi Lenox said...

Your Flash Fiction ALWAYS rocks.
Loved this one too.

Linda said...

Bravo! Bravo! Very, very well done! You are one very clever writer, you know that?!?

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Crystal Jigsaw :)

Cheers Flowerpot x

Indeed Tony.

History is always interesting isn't it AJ?

Good I'm glad it does Mike!

I wish I could have been there Trav. I have actually been in Tutankhamun's tomb - incredible!

I love it too Snow

Thankyou Daryl :)

I read that too Quilly - the curse of the pharohs.

Lovely Ron, as ever, you are so kind. xx

Oh wasn't it just KB!

Really Cloudia ;)

Yes you're right Annelisa x

Why thankyou Valerie, you're very kind. x

Aw thanks Mimi xx

I take that as a huge compliment coming from someone who really can write Linda, thankyou. x

Maggie May said...

It was getting quite creepy!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

San said...

I enjoyed the flash non-fiction for a change of pace. Nice set-up for the surprise, as ever.

secret agent woman said...

Wouldn't it have been great to have been there?

secret agent woman said...

Wouldn't it have been great to have been there?

Akelamalu said...

I imagine it was rather creepy at the time Maggie ;)

I'm so pleased you enjoyed it San :)

I would have loved to have been there SAW. I did actually visit Tut's tomb when we were holidaying in Egypt - it was magical!