Due Diligence — Friday Fictioneers

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Title: Due Diligence

Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Word count: 100 words

Dianne’s heart raced. Today wasn’t a normal day. Usually she donned white cotton gloves to protect the delicate manuscripts and ancient texts she read. She searched the world requesting and gaining access to rare volumes written in arcane languages. The ink faded and difficult to read. It was worse when the ink eroded the paper leaving lace and obliterating meaning.

Today a rented boat and diver waited. They knew only what she needed them to know. If her research was correct, she would find the evidence she needed to confirm her conclusion. Today she hoped to find the sunken treasure.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Due Diligence — Friday Fictioneers

  1. Love the bookish feel of the first paragraph, which is a great contrast to the suspense of the second. Let’s hope her research is correct and she manages to get the treasure past the divers.


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