The Oracle

Get ready to laugh out loud with Greg’s story. Enjoy.

Almost Iowa

Written for: D. Wallace Peach’s January Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt


If you could ask one question and have it answered with absolute wisdom and total knowledge, what would it be?

That itself was the question that drove The Great Race to the Oracle in 1900. An expedition couched in secrecy and kept secret ever since – because the answer was too embarrassing.

It all began with the discovery of the oracle itself. An entity that has snoozed since the beginning of time in the farthest reaches of the Antarctic.

In 1899, a hapless expedition to the South Pole drifted off course and discovered the oracle resting in frozen silence on a wind swept mountain of ice.

Propped beside one foot, stood a Rosetta stone written in Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Han Chinese and Mayan that explained how the oracle slept for ten thousand years at a time and only awoke to…

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16 thoughts on “The Oracle

  1. mylilplace says:

    So glad you shared this one, Diana. A great prompt and what a delightful and fun story!

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  2. That was fun. Nicely done!

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  3. Wow! What a great job by Greg! Thanks for sharing, Diana.

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  4. balroop2013 says:

    Now that is what I call an outstanding piece! Thanks for the wide smiles this morning Diana and Greg.

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  5. My question would be; is 42 the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

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  6. Another fabulous take on the amazing prompt!

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