Old Wishing Fountain – Friday Fictioneers 20 march 2015

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright – Rachel Bjerke

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright – Rachel Bjerke

“You lost all your money investing in what?” the barman quipped
“What kind of coin is that? Guess you should try throwing one of ‘em, in the old wishing fountain in the woods”
“Old? How old?” he sits up straight.
“Since the Beaker People
“Tell me where – I wanna go right away”
“Don’t try it Lad, unless you want to join the ghost of the barrows!”

Few months later Dartmoor museum had a new benefactor, donating several prehistoric coins and buying the south city castle.

There were no ghost in the barrows – but the fountain bed was full of coins from wishful people of more than four millennia.


Written for Firday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle !

Rest of the fictions are in the froggy link:

14 responses to “Old Wishing Fountain – Friday Fictioneers 20 march 2015

  1. What a twist. It’s perfectly obvious – as soon as someone points it out. 🙂


  2. Ah ha now that is a thought.. I am gonna dive in if I see a old wishing well .. who knows might get lucky


  3. Dear Horus,

    He certainly made good use of the fountain, didn’t he? Nice twist.




  4. Dear Horus,

    I wish I’d written that. Or invested in Microsoft in 78. Great story for a restless reader.




    • Thanks Doug! Most were taking the fairy and magical being route – which usually is my alley… so thought of something different; glad you liked it !


  5. Heh. Very clever, that guy. I enjoyed this a lot.


  6. Great idea. He wanted to go to the old wishing fountain to get old coins. I didn’t even think of that so it was a nice surprize twist! Also, the castle.


  7. The best wish is always to build on other’s wishes.. Like a pyramid’s game.


  8. Oh, this is clever. Well done.


  9. I guess he dived into this ‘old’ investment opportunity straight away.


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