TLT: Perfect Life

He'd tried many different jobs over the years - so many, he'd lost track - but nothing had ever inspired him to such passion. Not like this. Standing in the arena, surrounding by screaming fans: he couldn't imagine a more perfect life. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. This week's prompt is by... Continue Reading →

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TLT: Memories

  Memories "We'd spend hours down here, remember?" she said, gazing across at the familiar view, her memories dancing as ethereal spectres upon the sports field. They'd been such joy filled hours, packed with fun and games: skipping and jumping and turning cartwheels; running until breathless, before tumbling in a heap on the grass; vibrant... Continue Reading →

TLT: Sweetheart

He'd seemed like such a sweetheart. He'd brought her flowers, held her hand, and kissed her with a passion that whispered 'forever' into her dreams. But then he was gone, leaving nothing but the scattered crumbs of her broken heart in his wake. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales challenge. This week's photo... Continue Reading →

TLT: Deep Water

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.

TLT: Fallen Flag

"You shouldn't have abandoned the flag," Mikael said, his voice an angry growl in the blood-soaked twilight. Raen looked from their celebrating opponents, who remained unaware of their presence within the trees, to his friend who nursed injuries that could have been so much worse. "It was either lose the flag or lose you," he... Continue Reading →

TLT: Sparks

For a time they'd shone brightly, the sparks flying between them igniting passions that burned with fierce abandon. But such a blaze could never last. Now, from the ashes, they had to build a new life - though whether together or separate had yet to be decided... This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales.... Continue Reading →

TLT: Picture-Perfect

He'd wanted a picture-perfect life: a happy family and well paid job with all the perks. Instead, young voices argued yet again while bills piled high. He sighed as gentle hands massaged the stress away, accepting reality - his life might not be picture perfect, but he wouldn't change a thing. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales... Continue Reading →

TLT: Walls

His memories crowded close: an impenetrable barrier denying access whilst holding him back from the world. But he was sick of being imprisoned by the past. Caed knew it was time to tear down the walls - from their rubble he could build a marvelous palace in which to celebrate a bright future. This post in for... Continue Reading →

TLT: Breathe You In

Sometimes he could feel her lips upon his, a caress so familiar he expected to see her when he opened his eyes. They used to joke that they needed each other more than air. As he gasped for breath, feeling closer to her than to his mortal flesh, he wondered if they'd been right. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales.... Continue Reading →

TLT: Guiding Light

I'm re-posting this because for some bizarre reason half of the post vanished. It's now back with the full three lines it was meant to have! She'd thought he was her beacon, her guiding light through the treacherous shoals. Too late she'd discovered he was merely a will-o'-the-wisp leading her into dangerous waters. Now she stands... Continue Reading →

TLT: Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts Anxiety set her thoughts asway, her certainty vacillating as she gazed over the garden: this was insane... she wasn't ready for such a change... but... but... She drew a deep breath. But she loved him, she couldn't deny that he completed her, and tomorrow... tomorrow she would say, 'I do.' This post is for Sonya's Three... Continue Reading →

TLT: Standing in Line

He'd been standing in line, waiting his turn, for far longer than he cared to remember. The sign continued to blink idly in the distance; the column shuffled slowly forwards. Bureaucracy, it seemed, wasn't just a problem in the land of the living. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales challenge.

TLT: The Flying Banana

Each weekend they'd piled into the backseat, little ones on older siblings laps, ready for an adventure. It had been part of their family: the Flying Banana, the greatest car in the world. Which was why, despite being told it was only good for the scrapheap, the rusting wreck continued to sit in their garage - some day the banana would... Continue Reading →

TLT: Boxed

She'd always said that she wouldn't be put in a box and forced into conformity, that she wouldn't follow their indifferent society's path, only to be left feeling stifled and unfulfilled. So how had she come to this? She turned away from the window, from the view of coffin like apartments, and began to pack her bags - it... Continue Reading →

TLT: Fruitful

She'd always dreamed of a fertile union. In her youth she'd painted her lips cherry-red, desperate to attract a partner to fulfill her desires, only to be left with a sour taste as their rot spread through her life. Now her season was waning - maybe it was time to reach for the promised fruit alone. This post is for Sonya's... Continue Reading →

TLT: Waiting

Waiting "Why are you here?" he asked, even though he knew the answer. "I'm waiting for you." Her heels clunked against the cabinet in a familiar rhythm. "I'll wait forever if I have to." "I won't be long now." Ephemeral fingers traced his aged cheek before she faded from view. This post is for Sonya's Three Line... Continue Reading →

TLT: Grandma’s Wisdom

This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. Grandma's Wisdom Grandma always said that the thing to aim for was elegance, sweetly understated; that the magic lay in the simplicity. The ingredients might be plain but when blended they created a perfection no one could resist. She always got the feeling that Grandma wasn't just talking about cakes.      ... Continue Reading →

TLT: Tug-of-War

This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales, a challenge that asks you to write three lines based on the photo prompt below. Tug-of-War With feet apart, teeth bared and fists clenched, they battled yet again for supremacy. Chloe turned away, dialling a familiar number on her phone. She refused to be the prize in... Continue Reading →

TLT: The Long Wait

This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales, a challenge that asks you to write three lines in response to the photo prompt below. The Long Wait She'd held his promise to write close to her heart, waiting patiently each day for the mail to arrive. Disappointment failed to dull anticipation, even as weeks accumulated into... Continue Reading →

TLT: The Game

The Game They laugh as they play their game, ruthless ambition hidden behind genial smiles as they move counters with calculated precision. Bank balances keep score: vast accumulated wealth the desired pinnacle. On the city streets below the people scurry through their daily lives, unwitting pieces in a cutthroat contest. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales challenge.

TLT: The Eternal Library

This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tale Challenge, that asks us to write three lines in response to the photo prompt. She wandered in a dream-like haze, unaware of time's passage. The sights and scents of paper and ink filled her senses. Occasionally a text would beckon and she'd digest every word before moving on. If this was eternity, she was... Continue Reading →

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