The Village Stones

The stones of Avebury: image by Tim Bigger

Opinions were divided on the nature of the village stones.

Were they carried here by giants to be sculpted in an ancient competition; said competition abandoned before any had completed a sculpture?

Or were they beasts and beings, rejected and discarded when they failed the creator god’s inspection?

Or had the moderns the answer and the stones were the remnants of an ancient seabed, trundled here by the trek of glaciers?

71 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

In truth,Β  Avebury’s stones are Cloud Stones: creatures caught in the act of becoming… as any who look at that sky will realise πŸ™‚


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52 Responses to The Village Stones

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    I had never heard the term ‘cloud stone’ before nor had I contemplated the possibility that there are beings caught in the process of becoming….. Hmmmm.. Maybe that’s where I fit in….


  2. It’s interesting that from what I can see anyways that all the stones look the same or very similar.

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    • Nah, they’re not. Unfortunately my own photos taken back in 2005 aren’t digital, I keep saying I’m going to get them properly scanned but… anyway, take it from someone who’s been there, there’s one that looks like it might become a bear, another more like a seal, there’s one that could be a mammoth… and so forth.

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  3. A really interesting picture, but I don’t think folks have it right yet, even though those explanations almost make more sense.
    Hard for us moderns, looking back at the primitive ancients, to understand how they could have had the brains &/or equipment to move huge stones and place them in such order. Guess it’s true now and ever has been: “Where there’s a will there’s a way.” πŸ™‚

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  4. castorpblog says:

    What a great and inspiring story!

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  5. Sadje says:

    Interesting take cv on the prompt. The first option is the most suitable. πŸ‘Œ

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  6. Ben Naga says:

    It’s years since I was at Avebury. These days I live just a few miles from Castlerigg.

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  7. Dale says:

    What a wonderful take on the prompt, Crispina. Love the different possibilities of just what these stones are. Brilliant!

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  8. Judy says:

    No matter their origin or reason, those stones evoke a visceral response of awe and wonder. The photography you included has a nice sense of mystery with the gray clouds and light on the landscape. Where would we be if we had answers to everything. Wouldn’t we be bereft without the unknowable?

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  9. Jen Goldie says:

    I agree it is beautiful and mysterious. Is it near Glastonbury? I love that photo!
    They say it was, or maybe still is, a place of religious ceremonies of some kind. Is that true?
    Its a great response to the Prompt!

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  10. Lynn Love says:

    Love the idea of cloud stones Crispina – my favourite of your options. Such a great idea

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  11. Laleh Chini says:

    I visited Stonehenge this January, there something beautiful and mysterious about these stones.

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  12. Jen Goldie says:

    I wish I could see it. In my post “Innocent Eyes” I used a photo of a Willow Tree at the edge of a river.The actual tree, in reality, was a hundred years + Maple that we laid under while gazing at the clouds. Discovering all kinds of things.There’s something magic about a Willow.

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  13. I made a comment with a silly supposition, but it was enormous and nonsensical, so I backpedaled. πŸ™‚

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