The Rock

img_2490-1“The locals call this “Holy Rock,” the park ranger explained to the small group of tourists.

“Is that because there is something spiritual about it?” asked one woman.

“No, there is nothing spiritual about it,” replied the park ranger.

“So what is its religious significance?” asked a man.

“It has no religious significance,” explained the park ranger.

“Then why do they call it the holy rock?” another tourist asked.

The park ranger was about to answer the question when one small boy shouted out, “Because it’s full of holes!”

“Bingo,” exclaimed the park ranger, smiling at the little boy.

(Exactly 99 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


36 thoughts on “The Rock”

    1. An interesting take on guilt and inner conflict. Is there a way to comment on Blogger posts without having a Google+ account? If there is, I haven’t figured it out.


      1. Sensei, you can choose the WordPress account from the drop down menu under comment section.. In Blogger post and don’t reply they do not get notifications..


  1. Funny twist! Although I bet that before long, there will be a complicated legend being told by the tour guides about how holy the rock is. It only takes one misinterpretation and a little leap of logic!

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  2. A great example of how people interpret things based on their own believes. I will be honest though, I was wondering why they were asking such stupid questions. Maybe that’s why my wife says I have a mind of a three year old.

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