Monday, March 12, 2018

Rainbow's End

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Tara

For seventy years, Liam had chased every rainbow to capture a leprechaun and his pot of gold. Knowing that this would be his last rainbow, Liam slowly hobbled to the Hill of Tara.  Gasping in surprise, there sat his leprechaun.

Liam threw his rope and wrapped it around the green fella. “Ha!  I’ve caught you at last! Give me your όr (gold), you rόgaile (rascal)!”

The leprechaun sighed. “Have ye caught me at last, Ian? Been lookin’ for the όr all yer life, fear (man). I’ll give ye the gold.”  With that, he pulled out a Samsung 7 android phone, texting in some numbers. “Here you go!” and handed it to Liam.

“What?  WHAT? Bitcoins? Really?” Liam gasped.

“Worth every $8, 810.18 today!  And, ye have one hundred that, $8,810.18 times 100, so there you go, now. Redeem online." With that he faded into air. 

He left a wallet filled with ₤1,000 as an extra gift, which in American dollars is roughly $4,000.  Liam hobbled over to it and headed to O'Flanagan's Pub. No more End of the Rainbows for me.

22 comments:

  1. And that's where his now found treasure will be spent......what a waste lol.

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    1. Oh, well. Why not spend it as he has a very short life before him?

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  2. Well, those virtual drinks weren't going to be as good as the real thing...

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  3. If only he could run up a tab using bitcoin

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    1. If only. Irish pubs wouldn't take them anyway.

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  4. Ha Ha, hoodwinked by a Leprechaun. Liam should have expected that, they are clever little green men. I've seen a rainbow's end a few times, but the pot of gold is always at the other end, the one I can't see.

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    1. 50/50 and you still wouldn't get there!

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  5. i've observed that just when you think you're at the rainbow's end, it moves.

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    1. Yes, yes it does. We, with our children, drove as fast as legal to catch it, only to find the same.

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  6. What a beautiful picture!
    I love that story and I'm glad he got a reward in the end
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. Ireland is every bit as incredible as that picture and more so. Liam certainly devoted his life to his dream.

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  7. LOL. Much easier to lug around than a pot of gold.

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  8. Dear Susan, this delightful story of the hopeful Liam and the redoubtable leprechaun is delight. Thanks for sharing. I so remember my 1976 strip to Ireland with a friend who was 75 at the time and a great trooper! She and I went to the Abbey Theater for a play and on the river for a cruise down to Waterford and out into the countryside to absorb the green! Thanks for bringing back those memories. Peace.

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    1. Then you experienced ultimate green! I miss it so.

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  9. Your ending gave me a chuckle. Interesting update on the old legend.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  10. Always like to put a twist on the golden oldies.

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  11. Everyone's in on the Bitcoin craze, lolol. :)

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    1. Go figure. Nothing like having ethereal money in the cloud, while charge cards and bank accounts wrestle with the earth.

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  12. Hard to spend Bitcoins at the pub, I’ll bet.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!