Hidden Message

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris 95 Words


It’s here, I can feel it in my bones. I’d been searching for it for years, my prize was within reach. My body literally vibrated with anticipation.

Of course, X did not mark the spot like in the adventure movies; my favorites. The disc would be priceless, not only due to its age and beauty but more so, the message it carried. It was said the hand of God himself had inscribed the monolithic disc with the words that would save our race.

The ground shook. Earthquake! I hear the crack of glass above me.


  1. Thank you msjadeli! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I love your interpretation! 😊


  2. msjadeli says:

    Gypsie, in my mind, it was her awareness of the power of the disk that alerted forces of evil to come and try to destroy it. Am I close? I hope the disk is protected and protects her. Exciting story!

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  3. Happy you enjoyed it Lisa! 😊


  4. Lisa Dunn says:

    I hope someone snaps a picture before it crashes.

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  5. jillyfunnell says:

    Great take – all that anticipation then the dream shatters.

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  6. granonine says:

    Good take on this prompt.

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  7. Margaret says:

    Oh – to be so close to his goal and have it snatched from him.I hope he survives the earthquake to embark on another quest.

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    1. Sounds like a sequel! So happy you enjoyed it! 😊

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  8. Bill says:

    Oh yes, Gypsie. Peeps who live in earthquake zones should not have glass ceilings. Well done.

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  9. James McEwan says:

    If only we could read the message, instead of it being some religious crypto, then we would all be living in harmony. Ah well too late.

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  10. GHLearner says:

    Looks like the race is not supposed to be saved. Intriguing story.

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  11. ahtdoucette says:

    Great take on the prompt! Maybe breaking glass ceilings is the answer, huh? 😉

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    1. At least catching them before they fall!! ☺️

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  12. neilmacdon says:

    Looks like God was having his little joke

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  13. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story Ami.

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    1. Thank you. Good news – no fever for 24 hours! Still coughing and too weak to even get to the bathroom by myself but I think I’ve turned a corner! 😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        Stay on the road to recovery. Sending prayers and hugs 🤗

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  14. Iain Kelly says:

    Alas, fate stepped in and the race was in trouble!

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