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A Pebble’s Journey



Kelvin M. Knight

I am a mountaintop, proud to punch the sky, where lightning daren’t strike twice. That flash of blue. That flash of blue. These flashes of blue. I am uncapped.

I am a boulder rolling. I am the lead boulder, daring to go where other boulders dare not go. Spinning and wheeling, I set the pace, faster and faster, blinding others in my wake. Careening into the sea I make the hugest splash.

I am the waves above me, rippling, crashing. I am these stormy waters. I am these calm waters. I am one with this tide surging in and out, relentless and powerful.

My power erodes. As my mountain shrinks, as my waters rise, I feel the sand I am to become. This grain of sand. This speck of rock. Insignificant. Incapable. Where once I was a mountaintop. Millenia ago.

I am a rock, a home for the seaweed alive in this rock pool. I am a stone, asleep on this sandy shore. I am a pebble, peaceful and patient.

I am scooped up. I am hugged in a palm. I am admired by eyes the colour of my sea, by eyes who see the mountaintop I once was. I am understood. I am free.

Words flutter around me.

I am a prayer.


(214 words)


First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

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