Grandfather’s Stacking Stones

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris
(99 words)

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Welcome to Carrot Ranch Literary Community where creative writers from around the world and across genres gather to write 99-word stories based on the visual prompt above. https://carrotranch.com/2022/06/16/stacking-stone-collection/

Grandfather say,
When you stack
seven stone perfectly,
you have reached
perfection in your life.
Now I teach my grandson
same life lesson.

I say to my grandson,
You see these seven stones
are all the same but each stone
is different in shape, form
color, texture and smell.
I watched him hold one of
the smaller stones to his nose.

My grandson wrinkled his nose
he sneezed quite indelicately
three times in a row, then lifted
another stone and another, having
sneezed only after sniffing
the smaller first stone the first time.
I tell my grandson to remember.

5 Comments

  1. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love the generational feels in this poem and how it flows through the ages!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Jaya! It is what we lack so much in this and previous generations as we get further and further removed from our roots. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. judeitakali says:

    Really like this stacking tradition or lore.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Very glad you enjoyed it Jude! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

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