Seven stones ( Pitho)

June 6, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stone-stacking. How does the activity fit into a story? Who is involved? What is the tone? Do the stones have special meaning? Go where the prompt leads!


Pitho was a very popular game when I was growing up. Two teams of minimally two players each could play this outdoor game. All you needed was a tennis ball and seven flat stackable stones.

This game involved hitting and scattering the pile of stones with the ball and then trying to put it together again without getting out. It was a wonderful way to run, use excess energy and have lots of fun.

Seeing this photo took me back many decades. We kids were able to entertain ourselves without any gadgets or devices.

Beautiful, fun-filled youthful days!


Word count; 99

Pitho, or seven stones was/is a very popular game of the Indian sub-continent.

In response to 99 Word story, hosted by Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch



52 thoughts on “Seven stones ( Pitho)

      1. seven birds in a cage. quiet! we ve fought for these positions and nobody will take them from us. ok bye bye . i m flying the cage bebbee. morale of the story keep your eyes open!

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  1. I remember playing this game when I was a kid. Very popular here in India as you mentioned. Back when kids use to gather together in the garden during evenings. Good old days.

    Nice post. 👏👏

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  2. Those were the days when FUN was outdoor games. Now if it’s not computer kids are like “I’m bored”. Lovely share DocMom. Enjoyed imagining you playing. 🙂🙂

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  3. This is in a video game! They do this in the game, now I can’t remember what it’s called, Valhalla? My partner loves it, but he hates that part of the game, it’s kind of like a side quest. I didn’t realise it was a real game!lol

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  4. We didn’t have as many manufactured toys as our children or grands that’s for sure.
    Try to keep our children involved in physical activities too. One grand does ice skating. The other isn’t into physical so much…but he’ll be going to a day camp and this summer which will hopefully keep him a bit active 🙂

    Hubby used to play curb ball quite a bit – all you needed was a small pink rubber ball. You sort of had bases like baseball. 🙂

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