Hidden Treasure   22 comments

Submitted for Friday FictioneersMy story follows the picture prompt. Other stories can be read by clicking on the little blue frog at the end of this post.  Enjoy!

PHOTO PROMPT -© Marie Gail Stratford

-© Marie Gail Stratford

“This is the land you have been paying taxes on for the last ten years? This pathetic brown grass with decaying buildings. It’s worthless. Sell it! I don’t want the hassle of inheriting it.

“There is  something  you need to know Junior. Seismic imaging over the last years have confirmed that hidden some one thousand  beneath the surface of this “pathetic” brown grass lies the largest untapped oil reserves in the U.S. Latest estimate is that there could be as much as 2 million barrels.”

“What’s the latest price of a barrel of oil dad?”

Posted May 14, 2015 by Danny James in Friday Fictioneers

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22 responses to “Hidden Treasure

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  1. What an ungrateful son! I hope the oil remains constantly just out of his reach. A great take on the prompt. 🙂

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  2. I hope the father is lying, and the kid starts drilling on his own.

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  3. Oh no! Not another fracking oil field! 😉 Interesting take on this photo–love it!

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  4. The power company has pay to pay for those power lines to be there…think of that you ungrateful squirt!

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  5. Dollars today, fracking tomorrow.

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  6. ha ha.. nice one! clever take on the prompt.

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  7. If I were the parent, I’d disinherit him. What a heartless way to speak to a parent. Great story.

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  8. Ah, so now he wants his inheritance! I hope the missing word after “one thousand” is “feet” and not “miles” 🙂

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  9. Ouch.. So that’s the reason for the falling prices of oil..

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  10. Never jump to conclusions. If I were his father I wouldn’t have let him know. Well told.

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  11. Interesting how the scent of money changes the son’s view of the land.

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