For this year's A-Z Challenge I have selected a word from the dictionary for each day and written a story around it with a 100 word limit. For extra interest I have chosen words that are unknown or unfamiliar to me. All definitions are from the Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 2007 Edition. Today's word is: Troublous.
Troublous: (old use) Full of troubles.
Panning for gold was a troublous occupation. You had to find an unexplored spot. Then, there was the risk of bear attacks if you were in their fishing patch.
Jeremiah had almost given up for the day when he stirred his pan one last time and something glinted at him. Not just a flake, but a gold ring! He could pawn it.
He froze. This was his mother’s wedding ring, which she never took off even though Dad was long gone. How had it gotten here, seventy-five miles downstream?
Jeremiah pocketed it and bolted. He had to get to Mom.