Charli Mills from CarrotRanch.com has come up with a fun challenge called “Carrot Ranch Rocks. I love rocks. There is a certain energy I feel radiating from them. They have stories to tell and Charli picked up on that energy.
Here’s what she has to say:
“Here is a place where we can spin stories around the beach fire after a day of hunting rocks along the Keweenaw shores of Lake Superior. Here is where literary art meets geology.We use rocks as prompts to write fiction stories of 99 words, no more, no less. Our writers are from a global community called Carrot Ranch, and their bylines include where they live.If by serendipity, you have found a rock that reads #CarrotRanchRocks, you can look it up in our feed by its serial number. Your rock will have a photo, place of origin, date found, and a possible identity. Best of all, your rock will feature in its own story.Please let us know in the comments if you have found the rock and where (general area, no personal details). Tell us if you plan to keep it, gift it, or hide it for someone else to find.
At the top of the hill, Leandra gazed in awe at the stars sprinkled across the January sky. She shivered as bright streaks of light trailed behind the shooting stars. If only one of those falling stars would land nearby. She’d pick it up and put it in her pocket knowing her birthday wish had come true.
As if the heavens heard her plea, a tiny meteor hurled toward the earth landing at her feet. She switched on her flashlight seeing quartz and copper garnets sparkling in the beam. Garnets were her birthstone, now a gift from the universe.
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro