Red Cycle in field
Image courtesy Pixabay

the streak of red
through the green
cycling in the jungle path

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. This is Mindful Writing at its best.

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71 thoughts on “Small Stones- The Red Cycle

  1. I feel that the beauty of a small stone is that it allows you to feel and share one meaningful moment. It is such a significant exercise. I will certainly try this out. Thank you for the share.
    #DeepTiesReads #MyFriendAlexa

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    1. If we pause in our day, we would find many meaningful moments. Thinking them through and writing about them can be meditative.

      I am glad I could inspire you to try this, Deepti. Please share the link when you do or link back to my post or tag me on twitter.

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    1. Thanks Romila. I am glad you liked this one.

      I think Haiku are deceptive simple. They need a lot of awareness and deep emotions to be written.

      Would love to read your Haiku!


    1. You must try writing ‘small stones’, Priyanka. I was introduced to this concept by another blogger who does month long projects, posting a memorable moment as a small stone everyday.

      It calms me down and feels like a meditation.


    1. Writing Small Stones is really good- simple, cathartic, fun.

      I love descriptive writing because it creates such vivid pictures for the reader.

      Thanks for the kind words, Suchita.


  2. My friend keeps collecting small pebbles wherever she goes and I really appreciate her collection and her enthusiasm. Your words totally mirrored the same sentiment she feels.

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  3. Capturing small moments is really a nice way to show gratitude towards life. And you have captured it beautifully in just a few words, with an equally lovely image. Learnt something new regarding Small Stones today.

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    1. Thanks for asking, Ranjini!

      I was introduced to this writing style through another blogger who does month long small stone posts.

      The original concept was developed by the couple behind

      Small stones can be in any format. Even a short paragraph, even without punctuation. You only have to be mindful and capture small shots of moments.


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