TLT: Deep Water

Photo prompt © Sean Tan

He hadn’t intended to cause such an abysmal mess. It had just been a prank: just stupid, childish folly. But, as blaring sirens grew steadily closer, he knew he was in deep water – and he had no one to blame but himself.

This post is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales challenge. This week’s prompt is by Sean Tan.

10 Comments on “TLT: Deep Water

  1. Many tragic things have happened as a result of someone thinking what they are about to do is a great prank…and sadly find out differently. Great story and so well compressed in a few lines.

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  2. Childish pranks gone awry can have such devastating outcomes. you wrote this so well within the 3 lines it said so much. the regret especially weighed really heavy on him.

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  3. How often do people do things “for a laugh” which have unintended and altogether unpleasant consequences? Great piece!

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  4. Oh, so many kids go through this – they just can’t judge risk or consequence, that’s the problem. I hope your character didn’t do anything he has to live with for the rest of his life … Nicely down Louise

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