The reality of a stones throw, in 33 words


Casting stones at someone

means for once,

you can point a finger.

You get to not be judged

for doing or having done

the same thing.

But, being stoned

turns you into stone.


This is in response to the week 38 Trifecta challenge: 

trifecta button“..thirty-three word response using the word stone as one of your
thirty-three words.  You can use any
definition of the word
that you’d like, but we are specifically looking for
serious, well-conceived entries.”


16 thoughts on “The reality of a stones throw, in 33 words

  1. Draug419 says:

    Such true words. And never forget that you might in turn be stoned for doing the stoning!

  2. atrm61 says:

    I agree-it gives a kind of wicked pleasure to judge but not so when we are judged-human beings-we sure are strange!Great post:-)

  3. Those final two lines were particularly brilliant. Nicely done.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Thank you, and thank you for reading it. I’m still in the healing process from being “stoned” a couple of years ago. The whole world changes when you come out with a big secret, even when it’s done out of love.

  5. jannatwrites says:

    True. It can be so easy to be hypocritical and point out others’ flaws. In that moment, it does make us feel more perfect…but our time will inevitably come.

    • Carolyn says:

      Thank you for reading my response and for creating this challenge! I have gotten such pleasure from reading the other responses, and I am humbled and in awe to be a part of this community.

  6. Stones. Best left on the ground.

    • Carolyn says:

      wow. I think thats why I chose the picture that I snapped last December of the crushed flowers laying on the bed of gravel. It was taken just outside our doorstep. I remember the flowers were dying – they were very special to me, and I didn’t want to just throw them away, I wanted a memory. SO I decided to run over them with the wheel of the car, flatten them and make art 🙂 When I focused the picture on the stones and added light, I saw the expression of sadness. And you gave it the words that have been just out of reach… in my mind.

  7. Dayle Lynne says:

    Beautifully done, Carolyn!

    • Carolyn says:

      Thank you, Dayle. I sure do love getting back into writing challenges! It’s been years, way to long.

      • Dayle Lynne says:

        I’ve only recently started doing them and I’m really enjoying it 🙂 It’s reminding me of high school (which is the last time I wrote with the same passion I’ve been writing lately) 🙂

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