Queen Victoria’s Brooch



“What do those men want, William?” Anne whispered. William and Anne were crouched in the bushes at the base of the arch bridge. Three men had attacked them about a mile away, grabbing Anne’s sweater, but they had outrun them and were hiding.

“I don’t know. We’re just tourists,” William said. They had only been in Europe two days. They heard the men run onto the bridge.

They waited for what seemed a long time and heard the men run off the bridge. They crept up the bank, peering at the road leading off the bridge. There stood one of the men, acting as a sentry. He rushed forward and grabbed Anne but discreetly.

He whispered for her to unfasten the brooch she had on her sweater and give it to him. She did as he wished.

The man ran off. William and Anne started laughing. Her brooch was a copy of the famous Queen Victoria’s Bows brooch. It wasn’t worth anything. The thieves had been fooled! #amwriting #amblogging #writing #flashfiction

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13 comments on “Queen Victoria’s Brooch
  1. sailajaP14 says:

    Love the twist in the tale!

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    I hope this doesn’t ruin their holiday in Europe! At least they were laughing about it – the robbers won’t be when they realise they’ve got a replica! Nice tale.

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  3. Hahaha! I loved the cute twist at the end! Such tension build-up to only find out it was a copy of a famous brooch. Wonderful story, Rosemary!

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  4. Shivangi says:

    Wonderful unique take… Loved this one!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Thank goodness the thieves didn’t take anything more valuable — what a narrow escape!

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  6. michael1148humphris says:

    Sadly for Anne being a tourist is becoming dangerous.

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  7. Michael says:

    Most engaging Rosemary, well done..

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  8. At least they didn’t take her sweater too! A great little read

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  9. Singledust says:

    Thieves got fooled by a fake, hope they wont seek her out for revenge!

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  10. They sure would add a bit of pep to their vacation. Nice, sweet little story.


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