MFtS – The Petroglyphs

The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event.”

Professor Baird challenged his class to try and translate the message of the petroglyphs. I was anxious to meet his challenge but found it to be a lot harder than it seemed.

I scratched my head as I tried to decode the drawings and nothing I came up with made sense. I desperately hoped this wouldn't count against our final grade. Then I came up with this interpretation:

“We rode our horses to capture our targets, our enemies. We had trouble communicating with them, but we find them to be very friendly. They raise goats. Taught us to raise goats. Then we have a feast and Native Tribal Dance to our Great Spirit that we be successful in the end.”

I was in trepidation waiting for my grade. This is what Professor Baird wrote on my paper,”I think you are very close to what they might be saying here.”


Thank you to Barbara Beacham for our photo prompt today and for hosting, Monday Finish the Story challenge. She gives us a photo prompt, the first sentence to our story, and approximately 150 words with which we are to write a story with. The challenge is fun and addicting and anyone is welcome to participate.

To learn more about this challenge, click here.

To read the other participants' stories, click on the blue froggy button.



59 thoughts on “MFtS – The Petroglyphs

    • Thank you so much! I wrote down things that I saw and that didn’t do anything for me, so I thought about it for awhile and just wrote down what came to me. LOL! It was kind of fun trying to decode it.

  1. It’s a great prompt this week and you interpreted it really well. I like the idea of the feast and tribal dance – not to mention learning how to raise goats. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Excellent take on the prompt , Joy! You managed to get lot out of it. I’m still scratching my head on this one. And, yes they do look like goats. You have a Wonderful imagination. ๐Ÿ˜„

  3. I think you are the only one that actually interpreted this petroglyph ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the angle you took. Actually, now that you pointed out where everything is, I can see the picture more clearly. I dumped mine on Old Manu because I could not really tell..:) Well written.

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