The rules are: write a story that is 214 words or fewer (title not included). It must contain a character who is curious. They can be curious about anything. Here is my attempt.
The Case of Cupid’s Arrow
After class Sonja and Ari walk through the park. Ari nervously looked at the ground as they walked. He was going to ask Sonja to the Valentine’s Dance. Just as he stammered, “Sonja, will”…something shiny caught his eye. He picked up the oddly shaped rock.
Sonja asked, “What is that thing?”
“Why would anyone throw out a perfectly formed heart-shaped fossil?”asked Ari.
Together they shouted, “ Let’s take it to the lab and identify it.”
They raced back to the school lab. Dr. Sue was still there. “Can you help us identify this fossil?” asked Sonja.
Dr. Sue suggested. “Run a magnetism test on it.” Then she gave a closer look. The heart shaped rock was glowing red. “Ieee! It’s a mystical object that was buried with the Etruscan chief. It’s been missing a long time. What are you doing with this sacred object?”
Ari began, “Well, ah, we were walking home…”
Sonja interjected, “ Ari spotted it on the path through the park.”
“Has anyone else touched it, Dr. Sue asked. It doesn’t matter, we must speak a prayer and ask the Gods to recognize you, the new owners.”
Sonja said, “What’s the hurry?”
“Yeah, will we die?” Ari added.
“Legends say this stone will give the owner all of Cupid’s matchmaking power.