4 September 2020 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday
“He asked me to give you…” the elderly man began, rustling through his coat pocket. “This…”
Christopher stared down, confused, as the man passed him a small, timeworn, compass.
“This?” Christopher mumbled, turning it in his hand. His father, multi-millionaire eccentric – no explanation for his estrangement, only this; what had he expected?
“Why?” he asked, staring up at the man. “Why would he leave me anything, I haven’t seen him in years?”
The man said nothing, but his eyes sparkled.
“Turn it over,” he said gruffly, with a smile.
An etching on the back: Follow the dial son, for everything.