TUESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 2021
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Prompt ~ LITTLE BY LITTLE
I lay on the mountainside seeking inspiration. I examined my problem to solve the conundrum. It began to rain, I looked at my watch. A drop of rain landed on my nose and supplied the answer.
LITTLE BY LITTLE
by John Yeo
Every day, with the warming return of the watery sun, the snow would melt, then seep and freeze again.
Forming pools of water that would rise and trickle and soon flood the surrounding plains.
It starts in the mountain peaks, flowing and falling down rocky slopes, creating rivulets and cataracts descending into well-worn river beds.
Tiny drops of water that little by little would wear away and hone and shape the boulders and rocky escarpments.
Erosion over time smooths hard rock.
Water, dripping on a rock over thousands of years, can eat through the rock.
A river pounding against rock can cut through the rock over an extended period of time.
Caves, set in the mountainside, created by rainwater slowly seeping through limestone rock, are formed little by little as the centuries turn into aeons.
Stalagmites and stalactites are formed by traces of dissolved rock deposited by water dripping from the ground above.
© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved
I realise there is a lot of truth in the old adage, ‘The sands of time grind exceeding small.’ Perhaps a parallel should be, ‘A drop of water can create the sand.’