Two boys huddled on the battlement wall, wind-blown and on fire with An Idea.
No girls around to interrupt their weapons test. Ponies wandered the path to the sun-bright meadow.
Thor loaded the bucket, and with a nod, Peter released the catapult’s arm. The small stone flew and smacked a pony’s flank. It whinnied and shied.
“This time? Bigger rock!”
They didn’t notice the girls step out on the path below.
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (02/02/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a rock in the road. It can be physical, adding a plot twist, or it can be a metaphor for a barrier or hardship. Go where you find the rock.