Just a story.

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“The petroglyph’s told the story of an unusual event, it tells of a time in history when an abundant harvest existed in the midst of famine” said Grandpa Ben.

“How can that be grandpa? Isn’t famine supposed to mean there’s no food? Asked eleven-year-old James

“Yes, that’s what it means, but in ….”

“So how can abundance exist with famine, that’s just impossible,” James continued

“Stop being a smarty pant and let grandpa tell the story,” Mikayla interjected.

She didn’t believe grandpa’s story any more than James did, but she understood why it was important for him to share his knowledge with them.

Ben smiled. Pre-teens/teenagers you can never win with them, thank God they still loved spending time with him on holidays.

Truth be told he had no clue what the petroglyph depicted, he was simply juxtaposing Joseph’s story from the Bible on the carving. It seemed befitting, after-all the carving did have animals and plants in it.


Written by Chioma I.N

In response to the mondaysfinishthestory flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara. The picture and the first sentence are provided and you have to complete the story in 100- 150 words. Click on the link to read others stories.

Thanks Barbara for hosting it and for the picture.

Thank you all for stopping by.

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19 thoughts on “Just a story.

  1. Both the grandfather and the grandson are are spending time together ..one listening but questioning, and the other trying to share some time as well as knowledge ….this is helping in the process of bonding which is important for both of them!

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  2. A lovely story of grandparent and grandchildren spending time together. I hope James keeps his questioning mind as he grows older – accepting everything he’s told as fact, despite the inconsistencies, would be a dreadful waste of an obviously intelligent mind. 🙂

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