Rocky bedtimes

Grandpa’s voice took on a calm and soothing tone as he concluded the story “And so the wise man who built his house on the rock welcomed his brothers, their families and pets to live with him and they all lived happily ever after.”

“Grandpa why didn’t the storm take away his house?”

“Because the rock was very strong.”

“Is that why the story says he’s wise?”

“Yes it is, he chose the right place to build his house.” Grandpa was getting tired.

“Grandpa does that mean the people on the telly weren’t wise?”

Grandpa stared mouth ajar.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday fictioneers a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle. The picture was provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields herself and the task is to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting the challenge. Thank you for stopping by… do click on the link to read other stories.


47 thoughts on “Rocky bedtimes

  1. You capture a child’s logic – out of the mouths of babes…
    I read the story of the Walls of Jericho to my son and he said, Well that’s not very nice is it Mummy! Which could sum up some of the old testament.

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  2. Ah, yes, the parable. Nicely done with the question at the end – I, too, thought, “Out of the mouths of babes …”
    A small correction (I think). I believe you meant, “Grandpa stared (not starred), mouth ajar.”

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  3. Like the rest of the commentors I picked up on the allusion to the words of Christ. Sometimes it’s best to update old stuff; it shows a reflection on the original material, an attempt at understanding, and an attempt to translate it into our setting, in a way we understand.

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    1. Indeed it does.
      In my mind I imagine grandpa explaining that they were wise at the time of building the house, but as life continually changes we must accept that certain ‘rocks’ will be shaken but what we must never lose is that internal rock of ages.
      Thank you so much for the insightful comment.

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