Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blood and Treasure


Laura Travin got her emerald in the end. It took her three hours while the ancient corpse of her long-dead grandmother summoned a solicitor buried three cross-passages along.
Henry Blake FRCRB was happy to give the document of ownership a once-over, though his eyes had long rotted away and he had to be read the small print.

“That all seems in order,” he said, in a dry, papery voice. “Though the mention of the Finders Keepers Act of 1994 took me by surprise.”

Laura smiled as she unhooked the necklace from the old lady’s corpse. She’d been counting on that.

8 comments:

Sunny said...

Did she forge the documents? Love the story.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Indeed she did! Thank you.

aims said...

I might throw in a new act too if I had an emerald neckace at stake!

Leatherdykeuk said...

As would I!

martha said...

Verry clever girl! Wot's gonna happen when Jasfoup finds out what she did to that poor defenseless old lady?

Leatherdykeuk said...

Commend her for deviousness?

BT said...

Oh Laura, how could you? Well, of course you could, and must, and did!

Leatherdykeuk said...

The trouble with the undead is they never keep up with modern tautology.