The sand was wet, it sunk into Charlies nails like an encroaching pest; unrelenting and gross. All irritants were blurred by his passionate vigour. He worked like a horse, hurtling through the sand; gouging it and carelessly discarding it to the side. “Susie,” he called. “Come and help me dig!”
She rolled her eyes at him, “What for?” He was too young and audacious for her. With a limp she came to his side; her old body fatigued.
“Something amazing, something absolutely glorious,” Charlies eyes sparkled with wonder as he continued to dig.
“Something amazing, huh?” Susie crouched down beside the decent hole he had dug, “How about I watch whilst you dig?”
He looked at her with a knowing glance. “Susie, you always just watch.”
She smiled haughtily. “It’s what I’m good at.”
“Fine,” he huffed. “But you better not steal the treasure from me last minute.” Charlie eyed her warily before continuing to dig. His body thrummed with anticipation.
“I’ve found it!” Charlie barked with excitement and scratched at it with a paw.
Susie was quick as she snatched the bone up with her jaw and ran off with her tail wagging.
“Hey!” Charlie growled, chasing after her.
This was an entry for my schools 200 word writing competition, the prompt was 'find your treasure'. I hope you guys like it!