I couldn’t decide between “Overdue Books” or “Dusty Tomes” as an official title for this one. Weigh in with a comment or make a different suggestion. And if anybody recognizes the obscure reference in the working title “a Post with No Name,” you totally get me and I want to know your name.
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting this madness for over two years! I was scared to try for most of her first year. An entire story in 100 words or fewer seemed impossible. Join the party—If you dare— Here.
A Post with No Name
Sandy, uneven steps led downward beneath the dunes. I held the
torch high, lighting the cool, dry passageway. The others followed. Far beneath the desert and the burning Sahara sun, a cold stone inscribed with hieroglyphs blocked our way.
“I know the magic.” Rahotep moved past me, his eyes reflecting torch light.
Murmured words, subtle motion. His hands brushed the ancient writing.
Silently, the stone dissolved into dust. With a sigh, the cavern exhaled musty air, trapped for two thousand years.
Beyond the gaping door, row after row of papyrus scrolls stretched into darkness.
“It’s true. They saved it.”
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11 thoughts on “A Post with No Name”
Wouldn’t that be wonderful? If only … .
Your story gave me chills. Soooooo good. Thank you for writing it. I’m glad i stopped by.
“I’ve been to the desert on a horse with no name. It felt good to get out of the rain.” Now I’ll have that running through my head all day. Thanks. Nice to know I’m not the only boomer who went there.
Magical story. I enjoyed.
I love where you’ve taken the pompt idea. I considered using the Alexandria Library in my contribution this week, but couldn’t make it work. I’m so glad you found it there under the sand. Oh to have such magic!
Yep, I got the horse with no name reference 🙂
Great story too – a very Indiana Jones-like take.
What a find!
The only thing close to “A Post With No Name” I can think of is the song with the line “a horse with no name”, in which they were also walking through the desert…
Good luck with the book.
This would be a dream come true for me. Granted I’m a medieval/early modern girl but I do love to dabble in the ancient. Pish, I love to dabble in any history, but I might have to wait until someone brought the scrolls back with them. I burn in English summers never mind anywhere hotter.
A fantastic little story.
Since they are going through the desert to find the Library, I’ll say the reference is “been through the desert on a horse with no name.” Most boomers would know that reference. Or is there more?
Nope..no more. That’s it. Maybe I live in a wasteland of rednecks and yunglings or maybe it’s the Scotch. Feels like I’m talking to myself sometimes. Thanks!
That would be a wonderful find.. but I think there might be truths in those document that still could be dangerous..