The treasure hunt had started and hidden among the fields and old farm building was a very valuable object. People came from far and wide to take part in the hunt.
As she stumbled and scrambled over some milk pails, she found the next clue.
“Find the Scary Cast-off clothes,
Then to find the treasure, simply follow your nose.”
She sat on an overturned bucket and considered the clue. Then she had a Eureka moment.
The old scarecrow was made from cast-off clothes and it, of course, was scary because that is what it was made for.
Running for the cornfield, she was pleased to see the other people headed in the opposite direction, towards the pigsty.
When she arrived at the field panting for breath, her foot gave way and she slipped over in the mud. As she lay sprawled in the muck, she looked up to see the scarecrow, pointing westwards and grinning down at her.
“Why are you smiling?” she shouted at it.
Picking herself up and cleaning herself up as best she could, she stumbled off in the direction the scarecrow was pointing in.
No-one heard her scream as she fell down into the scarecrow’s trap.
This story was written for the 50 word thursday challenge, this week hosted by The Haunted Wordsmith. If you’d like to take part click on the link below:
I have also included the following Word Prompt: Cast-Off