June 6, 2022, Carrot Ranch prompt: 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 by June 11, 2022.
“Grandmother, what’s the stone with the hole in it?”
“That’s a fairy stone, Granddaughter. If you peer through the hole in the stone, you’ll see into the Kingdom of the Fae.”
“How did it get a hole in it?”
“Moving water erodes a hole in the stone.”
“Okay, so why are we stacking these stones in a pile?”
“Granddaughter, we leave this cairn of stones to warn others of this magical place. Take the fairy stone with you and use it as a talisman against the evil eye.”
The tree dryads rustled their verdant leaves in approval.