The Ultimate Gotcha

[<] [>]  by Michael Bernier

1 October 2012

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Drabble Challenge #91

Prompt: hide

Using a brush, he removed the thick dust and found the book had a richly decorated hide cover. He read the inscription: Les Propheties De M. Michel Nostradamus.

“Nostradamus’ predictions,” he said. “If it’s original, it’s priceless!” He started thumbing through the pages. “Amazing! It has the missing 58 quatrains!”

He turned to the last page; did Nostradamus really predict the end of the world?

After translating the words, he started laughing. “If you have reached this verse believing my prophecies were true, take heart my friend for they are not – let’s keep it a secret between me and you.”




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