General Fiction posted May 4, 2021

Children just get it sometimes!

The Thunder Rock

by equestrik

Through the eyes of a child Contest Winner 

In the third grade class there was a discovery table filled with things to touch, weigh, measure and explore. She stood quietly there, her fingers gingerly stroking the rough outside of a geode, or thunder rock.

As she turned the rock in her hands, her eyes brightened in wonder at the crystalline forms that sparkled. The shades faded from brilliant purple to crystal clear. The girl was spellbound and silent as her fingers explored its beauty.

At last, and a bit reluctantly, she set it back in its place, "You know," she said, looking up into her teacher's eyes, "That rock is like some people, rough on the outside, but beautiful within."

As her words drifted into oblivion, that room, for several seconds,
was silent

Writing Prompt
Write a short story (100-500 words). The story must include a child's perspective of an object or situation. The story may be told from the viewpoint of the child, or an adult.

Through the eyes of a child
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