The Entrance to El Dorado

Based on the story of

The Lost City of Gold

found in the Journals of 

Conquistadore Lázaro Fonte

(October, 1845)

I thought we had ridden in circles for the last three days, but Captain Lázaro Fonte kept assuring us that the map was being followed.

We had never seen this map; Captain had found it in the study of his great-grandfather, Conquistadore Lázaro Fonte, his name sake.

After the draining Lake Guatavita and only finding minuscule treasure fragments- nothing compared to The Lost City, Lázaro Fonte (the great-grandfather) had traveled home to further analyze all of the artifacts that had been taken from the Muisca people.

The great-grandson had stumbled across this map as a lad and he had dreamt about leading this expedition ever since.

We had found the opening in the cliffs (just as the map had predicted); and now three days later, we could see the light… but was it El Dorado?

Written for Five Sentence Fiction. Requirements: The Photo Prompt and just five sentences.


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