A small stone is a very short piece of writing that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment.
There are no strict rules for what makes a piece of writing asmall stone, as there are for forms such as haiku. The process of finding small stones is as important as the finished product – searching for them will encourage you to keep your eyes (and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open. ~ From Writing Our Way Home
Tahoe Vista woods...
Rough bark under my fingertips like wrinkles in time,
a story for every season,
the old man stands tall ready for winter's slumber.