Small Stones

I was recently introduced to the writing concept of 'small stones'. It's creator Fiona Robyn, explains it in this way.

"A small stone is a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment."

In essence, it is a vehicle to live more in the moment, look at the world around us with writerly eyes and adopt a daily writing practice.

You can find a fuller description on the Writing Our Way Home website which is run by Fiona and Kaspa. This is a great site for writers, featuring an inspirational blog, courses and a community too.

Here's the small pebble I'm tossing onto the beach today.

My World

"I don't get it" he said. "Why do you have to live in this imaginary world of science fiction and vampires and superstition? Isn't the real world enough for you?"

He didn't understand. He didn't get the point that sometimes this real world is too much.


  1. Fi, I love it! The last line is pure magic! Great job. :)

  2. Thank you, Kelly. This was a criticism levelled at fiction writers in general by a friend of mine.

  3. Fiction characters are way better to deal with than the real ones sometimes.

  4. I love it too, Fi. Fascinating idea. Think I can find time to practice write like this, all other ways are too consuming at this point. Many thanks.

    Nancy @


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