Title: Precious Treasures
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Word count: 175 words
“I don’t understand why she wants this thing,” Marie picked up the ceramic dog and wrinkled her nose. “But she told me not to come home without it.”
“Grandma sure kept a lot of junk. I mean, really. Did you see this Marie?”
Marie placed the bubble-wrapped dog in a box marked “Mom”.
“See what?” Marie asked.
Angie pulled a large pink elephant from the cabinet and placed it on the table. Marie chuckled when Angie added a slightly smaller teal elephant. The laughter increased as Angie added four more colored elephants to the lineup. Tears blurred their vision when Angie added a tiny yellow elephant.
Cora dug in the box marked “Mom” and found the ceramic dog. She unwound the bubble wrap, turned the ceramic dog upside down and removed the rubber stopper. Gnarled fingers fished into the small opening and teased out a tissue-wrapped package. Cora ripped open one end of the tissue and dumped the contents in her hand. She blinked back tears, and the diamonds sparkled and winked back at her.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer