Thursday, 26 December 2019

The Monument

"Here lies Ijmar The Great", the elderly guide addressed the travel group on their fam-trip.
They were keenly staring at the centuries-old monument of a King. 

Writer Ramji was intently reading the barely legible inscription. 

"Do you know what is written?" their guide asked Ramji.

"King Ijmar fought bravely and won many battles. His golden sword was studded with precious diamonds! Precious treasures are buried here", Ramji informed.

"How can you be so sure? No one has been able to decipher this!" their guide said.


"Just because no one has a clue, doesn't mean that it isn't true!" Ramji replied.

100 Words story for Friday Fictioneers

Has this happened with you- you visit a place and you feel you have visited it before and know more about it than the locals do? 
Do you think this is a real case of past life regression or is Ramji joking about the inscription?
Please share your comments below.

7 comments:

  1. Dear Anita,

    Apparently someone knew what the inscription meant.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Lovely last line. It's also the case that just because something didn't really happen doesn't make it untrue. Fiction depends on this

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  3. There have been sensory experiences (sights, sounds, etc) that bring feelings of nostalgia for things not experienced in this life. Either way with your story works well, whether he's joking or serious.

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  4. I agree with Neil. Or in the words of Peter Beagle, sometimes you have to believe to see. Very thought provoking.

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  5. Ditto! Neil said just what I was thinking. One can believe without seeing.

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    1. Sorry the above comment came through as Unknown. It's me, Alicia

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  6. Agree with Neil, Perfect last line.

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