#99Word Stories; Stone Stacking

The June 6, 2022 story challenge from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch is to: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stone-stacking. How does the activity fit into a story? Who is involved? What is the tone? Do the stones have special meaning? Go where the prompt leads! Submit at Carrot Ranch by June 11, 2022.

History Stacked Against Us by D. Avery    

“I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with these larger stones.”

“I have no idea what you’re going to do with any of these rocks Gramps.”

“Getting ready. These here? Perfect for chucking by hand. These ones? They’ll fit in a slingshot.”

“Oh. Then how about a catapult for the larger ones? Gramps, are you feuding with Mr. Nelson again?”

“No, that’s done.”

“Then why the piles of stones?”

“You’ve heard of World War I?”

“Yes, and I’ve heard of World War II. What’s that got to do with you stacking rocks?”

“I’m getting ready for World War IV.”

Be sure to go to Carrot Ranch to read the complete ” Memorial” collection from last week. And there’s always the Ranch Yarns with Kid and Pal’s responses HERE.

16 thoughts on “#99Word Stories; Stone Stacking

  1. Pingback: Stacking Stone Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. Your post reminds me of a Star Trek episode where Picard is transfered sort of back in time to a planet that exploded – not for war, but because of being to close to its’ sun. Still some things we can’t control.

    You also reminded me of some of the stories I’ve read of modern bunkers. Some very luxurious and supposedly well stocked if one could actually get to them before the onset of whatever ‘war’ came about.

    I’ve lived along enough life. I’d hoped to see more peace than what exists. I try to read good news stories… But being prepared… guess we all need to do a bit of that.

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