No Way Out!

PHOTO PROMPT © Lauren Moscato
PHOTO PROMPT © Lauren Moscato

When Pete Hennessy died, his fortune died with him. Legend says it remained in the house.

A few boys had a plan. Parking their pickup under the door, and using a ladder, they were able to gain access to the house.

Upon entering the building, they got quite the surprise. A bear trap in front of the door.

One of them screamed with pain as they quickly decided to leave.

“Did you set the park brake on the truck?” asked one of the boys, as he watched their only means of escape roll down the hill.

Now they were trapped.

This little tale of youth and greed is brought to you courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers. Be sure to check out more stories using the link below.


19 thoughts on “No Way Out!

  1. There’s a treasure hunt gone completely wrong. Great story, I’m not sure if I want to laugh, or be scared. 🙂

  2. Clever and amusing story with a scary lesson for any would-be thieves. I’ll take more than a handful of dim-headed youngsters to get at Pete’s treasure! The pickup truck rolling away was a nice touch. 🙂

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