THE HANG OF THE STONES
The archaeologist, seeing the child brought here for healing, sadly remembered the excavated child sacrifice. “Not cast in stone,” people say. They muddle casting the first stone and commandments cut in stone. Stonehenge was thirteen centuries in building, every change perhaps an altered purpose. And this was long before the Bible retold kings, rebounded transgression lines, gave new fulfillings of the law.
This, like 'Kirkconnel's bard', was my contribution to a project from 26 Characters: 26 Postcodes asked each participant to produce a 62-word composition inspire by the address corresponding to a specified postcode. My postcode was SP4 7DE; the corresponding place was Stonehenge.
The rest of the creative journey is described on the project's post, which went live on 19 December 2015.