Blue Pebble

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Review Chain

I climb onto my bed and stare at the ceiling. I have soft music playing in the background. Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Mother said that we should count sheep. Like that would ever work.

15 minutes pass.

Ok. I stop the music. There is no harm in trying.

1 sheep, 2 sheeps. No, the plural of sheep is sheep not sheeps silly.

 3 shee---.

I zone out.

Only to awake in another world.

I see a blue sky and feel the wind against my skin. I find myself standing in a plain.

 It’s a beautiful plain except for the thousands of perfectly human shaped stone graves lined in perfect rows.

I am intrigued as I approach one that looks like a woman. Even though the figure is made of stone, there is no roughness to it. It appears as smooth as marble. I see something blue. I pick it up to see a blue pebble against the palm of my hand. It is so smooth and comforting. I hold it.

“Heyyyy !”

Startled, I turn around. Away in the distance stands a young boy. He motions me to follow him and disappears amid the trees.

“Wait,” I cry.

 Where did he go so fast? There seems to be a mist settling making it harder to see. I run faster in the direction I last saw him.



My throat feels dry. I open my eyes to see my familiar desk. I am in my room. My limbs feel heavy. Was it all a dream? It felt so real.

I feel something hard in my hand. It’s balled into a fist. The joints are stiff as if they were closed the whole time.

My hand opens to reveal a blue pebble.

Submitted: July 12, 2021

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Ooh, a fantasy take on the prompt. Seems like an opening for a much larger story.

Wed, July 14th, 2021 4:50am


What an intriguing point to end. I feel like there must be some interesting story behind this boy and the pebble. I enjoyed seeing how you captured this moment and I liked the bit of intrigue at the end.

Tue, July 20th, 2021 7:55am

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