Friday Fictioneers — Rock Piles

F3E0626F-0A44-4F42-B679-C3127BC715C0“Why are all those rocks piled up along the side of the canal?” Jason asked his father.

“I’m not sure, son,” Jason’s father said. “But I’ve heard that stone and rock stacks like those are reflective of awareness and mindfulness because they are often built using unaltered stones, which requires total attention to find the perfect connection to the stone’s center of gravity in order to balance the next layer. They can also serve as a form of meditation and spirituality”

Jason was no longer listening to his father. “Look at all those cool trees over there, Dad,” he said.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Image credit: Sandra Cook.

9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Rock Piles

  1. Sarah Ann March 9, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Lovely. Sometimes a full explanation can just be a bit too detailed!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 9, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Some fathers tend to over-explain things, forgetting the short attention spans of their young kids.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. pennygadd51 March 13, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Yeah, that’s how it is…nice piece of writing from life, Fandango.


    • Fandango March 13, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Yeah, kids have a pretty short attention span when it comes to dad explanations.


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