The Pond

by Erin Yarbery

She picked a pebble from the driveway with every intent to toss it into the pond, even though her parents usually scolded for this. She chose the ugliest, mid-sized pebble she could find because she thought it nice to save the prettier stones. She glanced around to make sure no on was watching and then quickly hurled the tiny rock over the fence toward the pond with all the force and power of a 60-pound, 10-year-old girl hoping to hit the bank on the opposite side. It was a test of power and strength to see just how far she could throw it. Nevertheless, when it dipped into the water only midway across she was quite amused and delighted by the amount of ripples it created. Eventually, when the water calmed again, she skipped away content with the disturbance she must have caused among the fish and frogs.


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Sherry Dale Rogers said...


janet said...

Oh the fishes and the frogs! Oh to be that 10-year-old girl testing her power and strength again!



Shorty said...

Thank you. It is actually a story about me when I was little. We used to throw rocks in the pond all the time... and I miss it!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sis! This was GREAT! And your ol' Dad sure has LOADS of fond memories about that 10-year old girl, and the other one, too!!
Love you!! Dad

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, sensitive and touching! You are gifted!

Now... please come home and retrieve the gravel off our driveway from the bottom of our neighbor's pond...

Love, Marmie :)

Shorty said...

Hahaha! Sheesh -- thanks Mom & Dad. I'm happy to have such a wonderful childhood to reminisce and write about. Okay, now I'm going to retrieve those rocks. *Hangs head* Teehee