MFtS: God’s Eye

At first it looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it!” I was taken back in time after reading this statement. I was a youngster and loved to play marbles with my friends. Dad always told me to be especially careful playing marbles but I was much too young to understand why.

One day, I was playing marbles with my friend. My favorite marble was called, “God’s eye”. I whipped it out and hit the marbles and “POW,” they exploded, sending the marbles all over the place. Immediately I knew something major had changed. Dad told me later that I had just caused the “Big Bang” and created a new universe. Marbles became planets, moons and a sun. I was afraid I had done something terribly wrong and would be in trouble. But, my dad had my back and turned it into something wonderful.

Now I know that “God’s eye” looked like an ordinary marble, but it was far from it. (150)

Photo credit: ยฉBarbara Beacham

A huge thank you to Barbara Beacham for providing the photo prompt this week and hosting the challenge, Monday’s Finish the Story. She gives us a photo prompt and approximately 150 words with which we write a story. It’s fun and challenging. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, click on this link.


Also, click on this link and find the blue froggy button and read all the wonderful stories written for this prompt.



67 thoughts on “MFtS: God’s Eye

  1. The Gods Eye marble creating a new universe reminded me of the movie Men in Black. Remember the universe “marble” was on the cat’s collar? Well done my friend! Thanks again for writing and sticking with my challenge. I appreciate it! Be well and hugs… ^..^

    • Haha! That’s funny. I remember trying to play marbles when I was a kid but I didn’t get very good at it and there wasn’t that many kids for me to play it with. So I moved on to Barbie Dolls. lol

  2. I love your story! Everything just fits right in place like a well planned puzzle. I use to play marbles a lot and there was one that was bigger than the other marbles but I can’t remember how you used it or how you won one of them….does anyone out there know?

    • I didn’t play marbles very long because I didn’t have anyone that would play them with me. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the actual game. I’m sure there are some folks on WP that will remember. Maybe the will see this comment and let us know.

    • Thank you. I don’t usually get my stories that quickly but when I saw the photo prompt and first sentence, I knew what I wanted to write about. I started writing and it wrote itself. That doesn’t happen often.

  3. Oh I really like this. Because there is so much out there that we don’t know.
    And all the stories of the Gods and Goddesses.
    I also remember one particular older Star Trek episode where Kirk gets involved with an adolescent/man
    god and in the end the Child’s parents end up apologizing to Kirk for their ‘son’s’ behavior.

    I like your version ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Good recreation of the “big bang” using marbles. I found my brothers old marbles one day and my mother taught me how to play indoors by using a circle of string on the floor. I think marbles was more a boy’s game. My brother had collected some pretty ones. We girls didn’t play it. Later I used to play “jacks” at school with other girls. Well done, Joy. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

    • Suzanne, I use to play Jacks a LOT! I loved playing them. Wonder why they aren’t around anymore? I would love to sit on my patio with jacks and a golf ball and play! ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

  5. I wish I had that ‘God’s eye !!!!!!!! It is so unpredictable and singular story . I love love love this idea about creating the universe ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Thank you for finally explaining the big bang theory to me. I always thought if there was nothing before the big bang, how could we have one! Now I know, ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great take on the prompt!

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