Another week, another prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, graciously provided by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Heart of Stone
Stone-deaf, stony-faced, sticks-and-stones—human idioms about stones often are negative. And yet, didn’t mastering stone advance them just as much as mastering fire?
Stone is shelter, stone is weapon, stone is medium for script and art.
Strong and reliable, stone eventually yields. Fire, wind, and water turn it into soil, clay, and sand, thus nourishing those who regard it with contempt.
“Why would I love a stone, you ugly troll?” she throws into his face.
“Why indeed?“ he thinks, waiting for sunrise. As the first rays touch him, he bursts. Only his heart remains: a diamond glittering in the sunlight.
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