If you found a chest of Spanish doubloons, the remnants of a sunken treasure … you wouldn’t be allowed to keep any of it:
In prior international court rulings, Spain has successfully argued that the gold lost by the Spanish fleets from long ago, still belongs to Spain. Just because the gold is on the bottom of the sea does not mean that Spain has lost possession.
Some of the shiny facts we dug up from our search histories were really sobering. But then the eighth week’s Turning Tales thread is also full of applicable life advice.
When you need to get rid of a body … bury the corpse vertically, as search crews and police will be looking for recently disturbed ground about 6 foot in width.
And if you find yourself in Toronto, Ontario, thinking about dragging a dead horse down Yonge Street, check your calendar first. You can’t do it on a Sunday. There’s a law. The conscientious thing to do is to hold on to your horse corpse for another day or take a detour, presumably.
Whatever we’re working on – after each new piece we know more than before. New knowledge, in turn, inspires new stories.
The eighth week’s Turning Tales thread is now closed.
You can no longer post your own entry. But you still have a whole week to give Likes to the entries you love.
The submission that gets the most books will be celebrated with a full year of Papyrus Author+. On top, we’ll give away another year of Papyrus Author+ to one of the participants at random.
On Tuesday, December 13th, you will find out if you won.
The ninth week of Turning Tales starts today, and this week, we’re getting into a fight. Or maybe we just shake our heads disapprovingly.
Did you know right away what you would write about or did you have to dig for a while? Do you write non-fiction often? And do you find it easy? What worked best for you as a reader – what makes a good non-fiction read? And which of these facts will stay with you for a long time?