The Delfe Treasure -||- Open Novella Contest

The Delfe Treasure -||- Open Novella Contest

4K Reads 607 Votes 35 Part Story
Michael Walsh By ZonderZorg Completed

-||- First Place Winner in Round One and now Shortlisted in the Open Novella Contest -||-
Aldrick Montford is obsessed with finding his grandfather's treasure. More than half a century and seventeen expeditions have failed to locate his three ships after they wrecked in Windward Passage, deeply-laden with pirate plunder and homeward-bound from the Caribbean in 1679.  

Elizabeth, daughter of the third Baron Leigh, was raised in Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, about as far from the sea as is possible in Britain. Recently betrothed to Aldrick, she doesn't want him to sail out of her life.

We begin the story as Aldrick escorts Elizabeth to meet his eighty-five-year-old grandfather.

Written in response to the Open Novella Contest prompts, Thrilling Fiction 8: An archaeologist digs up a treasure... And also General Fiction 8: Continued crossing of paths with the same stranger.

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  • caribbean
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  • navigating
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  • privateers
  • romance
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  • treasure