Write about something that is: set in stone.
Woke up to thunder this morning, which was followed quite quickly by a torrential downpour. At that point we thought a coffee and tea date in town was a much better option than going out to the garden, so we did that.
Eventually the rain let off, but things were wet for the rest of the day. I did finally get around to sorting through our garlic harvest though.
Final result from what we have left? 185 good bulbs, 29 bad.
In previous years it's been closer to a 50/50 split on quality. Looks like we'll actually get to save some nice garlic for replanting for once.
In a desolate wilderness there sits a towering stone, taller than five men. On three sides it is unremarkable. Plain, simple rock with no markings. No unusual damage. No ancient fossils, not even a dash of unexpected color.
There would be no need to speak of this landmark, if only it had but three sides.
But alas, there is indeed a fourth face.
It looks toward the south, though no man who has studied it can say for certain whether or not that means anything. Likely not. But perhaps...
The words etched into the rock are crisp and clear, as though they appeared there recently. They have, however, resided there for at least two centuries. Some suspect much, much longer than that. I am one of those who believe this.
Who was the author? Was he or she cracking wise or serious? Did that mysterious, elusive figure even expect that another soul would ever stand in that place, reading that message? It is impossible, at this point, to say.
All we know for certain is the message that was left in stone for us:
I will return. I will be stronger. I will have justice. Fear the day.