A Stone In My Pocket – Friday Fictioneers.

This was it. I took a deep breath. The 23rd Psalm echoed in my head, and I recited the Lord’s Prayer. Not deeply religious and anything but devout, I still kept a toe in with the man upstairs just in case. However, as I stuffed the heavy stones down my shirt and stared into the lake, I wondered whether he’d accept I was repentant, even if I did commit the ultimate, unforgivable sin. However, it was a done deal. I’d left a note, blown my dosh. I closed my eyes….5,4,3,2,1…Geronimo.

Oops. Next time, I’ll find a deeper pond.


This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. This week’s photo prompt comes from  © Sandra Crook.


65 thoughts on “A Stone In My Pocket – Friday Fictioneers.

  1. New Journey

    It reminded me of something stupid I was going to do when I was around 22 or so….my ex, a friend and I were in the poor house and had this car, fully insured, so we thought if we pushed it off a steep part of the road and claim we got out to look at the view and the breaks failed we would get a little something…so we found the area we were going to push it over the edge, no one lived near, it was a good 200 foot drop, picked the afternoon/evening around sunset, we drove out there,, mind you we were nervous as all get out as we knew this was wrong, but !!! so we drove back out to the spot, our friend had his car and was going to say he was just passing by and found us stranded on the side of the road…LOL well after all the anxiety and nerves to get to this point, a grater had come along that very day and grated a huge dirt pile along the area we were going to push it over, LOL there was no way we could push it over a mound of dirt and claim it just rolled off the edge LOL Oh my what were we thinking…..LOL I have always felt that something bigger was watching over us that afternoon LOL I was relieved to tell you the truth, and we mucked through the money problem…LOL

  2. Rowena Post author

    Wow! That’s an incredible story and an act of God in a positive way. Thank you so much for sharing your story. So many young people do things like this and I have a friend who used to write off cars on a very windy road called Galston Gorge for friends for a cut of the insurance. It didn’t seem so bad when he talked about, you have the little Aussie battler and then there’s the huge, profitable insurance company. I never got him to do it for me and don’t know anyone who did and it was just another story that got thrown around over a drink or two.
    As a parent of teens, I’m conscious that these split second decisions can have horrific, irreversible consequences and hope my kids and more teens think before they leap.
    xx Ro

  3. New Journey

    Yes I agree, I told my kids about it, just let them try to learn from my almost mistakes….My daughter could never tell a lie, or kill a bug so no worries about her, but my son…LOL he was way to close to being like me than I liked…LOL but he grew up into a fine young man, and all’s well for him too. As for me, I still have that little part of me who thinks the big companies are taking advantage of us little people, but I am pretty sure I couldn’t do incarceration….LOL I wouldn’t want to be some big bull dikes bitch…LOL

  4. Rowena Post author

    I’m with you on the incarceration front. Not much joy there and dancing by moonlight would be a problem for you as well.
    Last night, they had a couple of shows on here about shootings and gun control in USA. One was “Bowling Columbine” by Michael Moore and I’m not sure what the other one was about but it did look at Sandy Hook and the parents’ efforts to increase gun controls in any way they could, which failed. They kept asking why there are so many gun deaths in the States and compared many different factors to other countries and they weren’t that different and I think in the end the only thing Michael Moore could find was fear…mass, public fear. It was an interesting night of TV, although I’m not surprised I felt very wound up afterwards and just felt the need to write. I don’t watch violent movies or shows, although the guys in the house put them on while I’m around. They really affect me. Sometimes, they also make my body really tense up and it almost like wanting to throw up. I tend to lead a fairly peaceful life when no one else is home!
    Hope you’re having a great day. It’s 8.30am here and I’m about to head back to bed after seeing everyone off. Still fighting off the sinus infection but I think I’m slowly getting there. There was a kookaburra laughing just before. Have you heard a kookaburra before? Here you go…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Op4PZzwwU
    Hope you have a great day! xx Ro

  5. New Journey

    oh my word I love those birds, are they in your neighborhood. I had a red headed amazon parrot that sounds a lot like them….it would start to laugh real quiet and end up screaming by the end. They are adorable…..we have mocking birds around here and they can get quite loud… thanks for sharing…hope your feeling better….Sunday even here… xxkat

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  7. Rowena Post author

    You’re welcome, Kally. I am starting to feel rather sorry for my character and that I might need to invite them out for a coffee or maybe something stronger. Everyone’s laughed at their misfortune.
    xx Rowena

  8. Rowena Post author

    I don’t think they were very practical. It’s the sort of thing I might do. My husband is a measure twice cut once type and I am trying to follow suit. I like the idea that it might’ve been divine intervention and that they do have a purpose, a reason for being here after all. Just needs to find it.

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