The Rock

img_2490-1“The locals call this “Holy Rock,” the park ranger explained to the small group of tourists.

“Is that because there is something spiritual about it?” asked one woman.

“No, there is nothing spiritual about it,” replied the park ranger.

“So what is its religious significance?” asked a man.

“It has no religious significance,” explained the park ranger.

“Then why do they call it the holy rock?” another tourist asked.

The park ranger was about to answer the question when one small boy shouted out, “Because it’s full of holes!”

“Bingo,” exclaimed the park ranger, smiling at the little boy.

(Exactly 99 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

36 thoughts on “The Rock

  1. Sight11 August 9, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Hol(e) y shit.. I wasted my hol(e) iday to see this. A**hole, said the lady not me..


  2. newepicauthor August 9, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Where would we be without holes? I may even have a hole in my head.


    • Fandango August 9, 2017 / 10:35 am

      I hope you have at least five. Two for your eyes, two for your ears, and one for your nose.


    • Fandango August 9, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      An interesting take on guilt and inner conflict. Is there a way to comment on Blogger posts without having a Google+ account? If there is, I haven’t figured it out.


      • Sight11 August 9, 2017 / 9:22 pm

        Sensei, you can choose the WordPress account from the drop down menu under comment section.. In Blogger post and don’t reply they do not get notifications..


  3. Joy Pixley August 9, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Funny twist! Although I bet that before long, there will be a complicated legend being told by the tour guides about how holy the rock is. It only takes one misinterpretation and a little leap of logic!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nan Falkner August 9, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Kids are brilliant at solving riddles. This is such an enjoyable story and cleverly cute too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 9, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks. I’m pleased that you enjoyed it.


  5. gahlearner August 10, 2017 / 5:46 am

    Hehe, this was great fun. The writing is vivid, I can practically see the kid, feeling all smug and smart.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 10, 2017 / 6:46 am

      Ha! Smart kid who sees what is right in front of him.


  6. thebackyardpoet August 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

    A great example of how people interpret things based on their own believes. I will be honest though, I was wondering why they were asking such stupid questions. Maybe that’s why my wife says I have a mind of a three year old.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 10, 2017 / 9:20 am

      People always seem to be searching for a deeper meaning when the the real truth is obvious…to those of us with the minds of a three-year-old, anyway.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sandi August 11, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Holy smokes! That’s righteous! (hahahah – oh, I’m a roll today) Happy Friday!

    Liked by 1 person

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