Rock’s in the Road

The following was written for the February 2: Flash Fiction Challenge at Carrot Ranch.

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“Rock’s in the road.”

“Already?”

“Getting faster.”

“Guess it is.”

It was hot out, the sun high.  Moving the rock was hard work.

“You gotta stop this, Darlin.” he drawled at the stone.  Laying his hand on it, he felt the vibration, like it was purring without sound.

He wondered if they ought to call somebody.  Rocks shouldn’t purr, even silently.  Rocks shouldn’t move on their own, no matter how slow.

“Alright then,” he said, putting his tired shoulder against the vibrating mass and shoving.  He wished, not for the first time, it had never fallen from the sky.

(99 words)

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