That’s Odd

“That’s just it, isn’t it?”


Douglas stares at the round rocks, hands behind back and face in concentration. His eyes flit from one to the next, counting.

“What’s ‘it,’ Douglas?”

Nothing moves, yet Douglas looks up. “These balls.”


“They’re odd.”

multicolored pebbles on white ceramic bowl
Photo by Steve Johnson on


©2020 Chelsea Owens

I blame Debbie, and her 42 Word Story Challenge, keyword oddball.

20 thoughts on “That’s Odd

  1. obbverse May 28, 2020 / 10:08 pm

    A fusion of prompt and picture and you get odd ball. Liking the twisted logic.

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  2. mymindlessdrivel May 28, 2020 / 10:22 pm

    Nice subversion of the prompt!

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  3. bereavedandbeingasingleparent May 29, 2020 / 2:59 am

    So few words yet such a picture they have created. Almost feels like we are about to c
    enter into a wonderful fantasy novel there.

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  4. Deb Whittam May 29, 2020 / 8:10 pm

    Now that is truly odd ball. Loved it Chelsea 🥳

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