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Rampart of Stone

Within the woods, stood a wall of stone molded by hands from a distant time. Though roughly hewn, it had endured. What narratives could it tell of its past, this ancient bulwark, built to last? My fingers traced each pitted wound. I wondered as to the tragic fate of one missing mortared rock. I dared to peer inside the hollow; the scent of age overpowered me. A sudden dizziness rattled my senses with a brief glimpse of a long ago battle when weapons pricked the rampart's bulk. This bastion had served as a battlement, a barricade between differences of opinions. Was the victory worth the lives forsaken? Because of it, were families torn apart? With need to offer words of compensation. I paid homage to the unyielding wall, whispering, "Stand strong, brave soldier." October 6, 2020 ~ A Wall in the Woods Craig Cornish ~ Sponsor

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Date: 10/18/2020 1:40:00 PM
I love your take on the 'wall' topic, Jenna, and the ending reflects homage & appreciation. Congratulations on your fine win...it's not easy to make the grade in Craig's contests :) Regards // paul
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Date: 10/17/2020 8:15:00 AM
Ooh so far I like this one the best! I love the thought of time travel, if only in the mind’s eye. You brought me there and made me feel something... “My fingers traced each pitted wound.” Congratulations, Jenna and a fave for me!
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Date: 10/17/2020 7:00:00 AM
Back to say Congratulations on the win Jenna! Linda
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Date: 10/16/2020 9:50:00 PM
Sometimes an object, like a wall, can ellicit a picture of history. Wonderful take on the theme, Jenna. Congratulations on your placement the winners list.
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Date: 10/7/2020 7:47:00 AM
This is terrific Jenna! Indeed the Civil War soldiers, both sides, built several of stone walls as strategic defense. Very well-penned. Good luck with this winning piece, Linda
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/7/2020 1:16:00 PM
Thanks for your encouragement, Linda.
Date: 10/7/2020 6:36:00 AM
A wonderful take on this challenge, Jenna, nicely done. Yes, a wall in the middle of the woods would have many stories to tell. Best of luck in the contest. Hugs.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/7/2020 1:15:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind support.