99 Word #Prompt: Perception changes

January 19, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a about a quarry. It can be a place or include the by-product. The quarry can be operational, abandoned, it can be in real-tie or mentioned from another time. Where will the quarry take you? Go where the prompt leads.


From: isurvived.org

My 2nd husband’s mother’s cousin was one of two family members who survived the holocaust.  The other, my MIL, moved to America with her brother (circa 1930) so he’d have someone to keep house for him.

She’d purchased a place on the outskirts of Chicago for people over 65. At the parking lot’s edge, a fence divided her corner condo from a sheer drop that looked to be at least 1000 feet down, too deep to hear the trucks below carrying stone out of the quarry.

I think it’s safe to say that experience changes your perception of danger.