The Best Rock Ever Pushed Down A Cliff :: CR99 220613

Inspired by Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch, #99WordStories
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “A Danger Zone“.

It was just below the edge, a mammoth monolith-shaped boulder, visible to the whole Petaluma Valley, clinging to the cliff above the rock quarry.

“I’d bet Gary could push it loose.”

An un-resistible challenge. I thought. Couldn’t work – but slid down to try.

Unbelievably, the truck-size rock moved – then broke free.

The howl of crashing shale filled the valley.

Realizing it also kept me from falling, I scrambled up to the edge.

In slow-motion, it gained speed, gouging a trench, screaming destruction throughout the valley before exploding at the bottom.

“That was cool guys, but we should leave – NOW!

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Dutra Rock Quarry image from 1954 was later owned by Heinz Brothers by the mid 1960s as seen from Petaluma Boulevard South. Photo by Thomas Floyd Colvin.

Based on a longer captured memory: “The Rock Quarry Adventure“.

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9 thoughts on “The Best Rock Ever Pushed Down A Cliff :: CR99 220613

  1. Boys! Dangerous… That said, one of my best female friends and I use to go to the quarry often. Our thing was to run and jump over the sides, plunging whatever distance it turned out to be to the clay below.


    1. Do I have this straight Shari. Boys are dangerous (which I don’t challenge) but you leaping off the edges of similar cliffs to fall, who knows how far is just girls being what, cute?
      Okay – I get it.
      Boys are dangerous.
      Girls are just nuts.

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