#AtoZChallenge: G is for guest post – Lauren Mayhew, on buried treasure


I love reading about writing.

It’s how we get better, right? That, and eating vanilla wafers. (Science has yet to chime in on the wafers as of this publication date.) Today’s guest writer, Lauren Mayhew, writes a fantastic blog about writing.

She also managed to complete the A to Z Challenge and did this really cool theme about songs played on her iPod.

Today, she’s here to expand upon her recent 6-words answer to this prompt. (No, that post hasn’t published yet!) Lauren has an awesome imagination and invites us to chime in with our answers here, too.

Lauren is an adventurous spirit, a talented actor, and fantastic writer.

Please give Lauren a warm CD welcome and be sure to visit Lauren Mayhew’s books and writing, check out this link.

In search of buried treasure

Hello everyone! First of all, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Eli for reaching out to me. It’s always nice to talk to the people that stumble across your blog and I’ve met quite a few new people during this year’s A-Z Challenge. For those of you that don’t know me (all of you), my name is Lauren Mayhew and I am a writer and photographer.

I currently have three books published, with one more on the way hopefully. It depends when I stop procrastinating and actually take the time to sit down and edit it. You can find out about them here. You can also see my blog from there too. But that’s enough self-promotion, read below to see what I’m really here for.

Eli contacted me to ask if I’d take part in his monthly post ‘6 Words’, with the prompt: If you could build a tunnel from your house directly to anywhere in the world, where would it go? And why?

My response was: Buried treasure. No more work, obviously.

I’m sure some people would have answered with their dream holiday destinations, but I’ve never been the traveling kind. I could have written Disneyland, as I’ve never been, but I went for something a little different.

I mean, who wouldn’t like to find buried treasure in their back garden? It would undoubtedly make you rich enough to never have to work again. I’d still continue with my writing and photography. I’d need something to keep me sane.

But if I did find buried treasure, this is a list of five things that I’d do with the wealth.

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Photo by Little Visuals on Pexels.com

5. Continue to explore for hidden secrets around the world.

I’d probably start with Oak Island, Nova Scotia.

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Photo by Gabriel Peter on Pexels.com

4. Go to New Zealand with my friend to go on one of their Lord of the Rings tours.

Buy every piece of Lord of the Rings memorabilia that I find.

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3. Go to every Disney theme park in the world.

At least ten times. I’d also bring my mum along.

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photo credit: go find me another one via photopin (license)

2. Give a lot of money to charity.

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1. Buy myself, my close family and some friends, a house.

Or pay off their mortgages so they don’t have to struggle anymore.

As you can tell, I’m quite easily satisfied.

I wonder, what would be No. 1 on your list?

Comment below or find me on Facebook or Twitter.


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Other posts in the A to Z Challenge

A is for Approachable Stranger in Target

B is for Boy without a job

C is for Courtney Wright, guest blogger

D is for Designer, as in graphic, as in #GirlsRock: An interview with Amber Lorine

E is for Is he EVER going to catch up?

F is for Finally – he’s writing again (thanks, Cheryl Strayed!)

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  1. Yes to paying off the mortgage, and fixing this house properly. That way, i could open my home to help others more easily.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Take care of your house and extend the help to others … I’m not a bit surprised to get that from you, Meems.

    2. I love that you’d open your house for others too!

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        I’d need a bigger place, but it sounds cool.

  2. Love this! I would LOVE to find a buried treasure! It is why I buy Lottery tickets! LOL!!! 😉
    I would have similar dreams. I have a list of people I would buy a house and pay off their debt. But I would start with paying off the new renovation at our church for the last year. I would update the house I have and buy another one in Imlay City, MI right next door to our BFFs, for the summers ONLY of course! Then I would spend a month in Europe traveling around every year until I saw everything I wanted to see. ❤

    1. I never thought of a second home. I think mine would be somewhere down in Cornwall!

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        On the Cornish Riviera?

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        It’s really a place! *-wikipedia

      3. Yes yes.. I know! I love the name! Should have put 🤩 instead of 😂! When do we leave?? 😉

      4. I prefer North Cornwall. Crantock beach in Newquay is my favourite

  3. stomperdad says:

    Buy a house, a second vehicle and stash some away for the kids college. Then start traveling. Oh and donate to cancer research.

    1. Cancer research is a fantastic charity. I don’t have kids (yet) but I’d definitely put some towards University fees for them.

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        I wish I’d done that for mine.

  4. Reblogged this on Lauren Mayhew – Author and commented:
    Check out this blog post I wrote for Eli’s A-Z Blog Challenge!

  5. ksbeth says:

    pay off my debts, pay off my kids’ houses, pay for my grandies college, give all of them a chunk of cash, buy a ramshackle cottage by the sea, donate to children’s charities, travel as long as i would like. live a simple life.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      And put an Avs sticker on the back of a VW bus? I love your list, Beth. Knew I would!

    2. Great list! Loving the ramshackle cottage idea 🙂

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        I’ve got the ramshackle down like a boss!

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