I watched as Stumpy took several random wild swings at the post set out in the shallow water off the beach. From my vantage point, I could almost feel the vibrations the axe would send with each cut.
He just would not listen to me when I told him that was not where the treasure would be. He replied, “If you don’t want to follow the directions, go out on your own.”
While Stumpy whaled away at the post, I dug out an area under the X-shaped rock formation and extracted the treasure chest. I removed about three-quarters of the contents and reburied them under a circular rock formation nearby. After hiding what I had taken, I dug a deeper hole under the X-shaped formation and placed the now emptier treasure chest in the bottom.
I called Stumpy over to show him the treasure chest.
I could never forget the look of shock on his face when he realized that “X marks the post” on the map should have been “X marks the spot“. It seems he felt no need to read pirate books because, he was actually living the life of a pirate.
Expand your reading to include many genres, as you never know when knowledge will come in handy.
This is my submission to Creative Copy Challenge #144 to see the other submissions, or to submit one of your own, just go to the link.