Friday Fictioneers: Can You Dig It?

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below and this story.

Photo prompt © Marie Gail Stratford

Photo prompt © Marie Gail Stratford

 

Genre: Narrative Fiction
Word Count: 100
Title: Can You Dig It?

A Survivor © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

A Survivor
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

We were working south of Market Street on Rincon Hill.

“Some people work from the elbows out and some people work from the neck up.” Colson smiled and handed each of us a shovel.

“What a Dickwad,” I thought to myself.

We had dug about ten feet of the ditch when I turned over a shovel-full of broken pottery. A small glass bottle was on top of the pile.

Ray said, “I’ll bet this is from the ’06 quake. A lot of survivors camped here.”

“Do you want it?” I asked.

“Nah, finders’ keepers. It is all yours, buddy.”

 

  8 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Can You Dig It?

  1. February 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    I have a bunch of these bottles my ex collected. He used to be a driller/blaster.

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    • February 24, 2015 at 4:44 PM

      Must be strong glass.

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      • February 24, 2015 at 6:11 PM

        Well I guess some he found just jack hammering but yes you would be surprised at the endurance, of course there was also a lot broken too.

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  2. February 24, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    “Some people work from the elbows out and some people work from the neck up.” And some people never do either. 🙂 Nice one, Allan.

    janet

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  3. February 24, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Cool! I like it!

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