Daily Prompt: Talisman




1 an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.

2 synonyms:

3 lucky charm, charm, fetish, amulet, mascot, totem, juju “this talisman has been in our family for more than twelve generations”


“Yup, it’s a real beauty, yup. How much you think that’d go for, say, five hundred? Maybe more? Yup, a real beauty that one.” Joe smoothed his hand over it a few times before handing it to his companion, Mike. The case was made of durable thick leather, and the initials JFK were embedded in the handle.

“I don’t know. I wonder what it’s doing out here? Maybe a businessman dropped it, but it’s such nice quality, you’d think they’d look for it! I suppose anyone who could afford it in the first place probably just bought a new one.”

The two men worked construction in Dallas, Texas. The building they were working on used to be famous, but historical interest along with the building itself was becoming worn and in need of repair. While digging around the foundation to check on supporting structures, they came upon this item.



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