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Three Line Tale: Legendary Port

This is the legendary port town of Salty Sea, where the legend of the great kraken was born.

Our sailors were the ones who went out to see, encountered the kraken and took it down, opening the sea up for trade and bringing great prosperity to our little town.

What we did not know, was that the Kraken had children, and after all these years, the now-adult children are coming for us; vengeance in mind…


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Three Line Tales, Week 171

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Three Line Tale: Cake Cutting

It was the Golden Jubilee celebration of the formation of their group.

Many members had not made it to this day, but those who were here, watched their leader intently as she cut the cake with finesse.

None of them had forgotten the feel of a knife in their hand, and the pleasure or cutting cleanly through objects…


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Three Line Tales, Week 170

Three Line Tale: Accelerate

Red; I studied the road as I waited at the redlight, not too crowded by pedestrians.

Yellow; I brought my foot closer to the accelerator as I noticed that the traffic was more dense than usual, owing to the rains.

Green; Nothing to do other than put the pedal to the metal, accelerate and win the street race…


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Three Line Tales, Week 169

Three Line Tale: Flashy

Everyone arrived dressed in black, their faces and moods as grim as their attire.

We were all waiting for her to arrive, not that we expected her to come even for her father’s funeral.

But arrive she did, in her usual flashy attire, like a bright ray of disorienting sunlight piercing through the dark clouds…


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Three Line Tales, Week 168

Three Line Tale: Party Pills

It is just a party game for us, with one specially laced pills and the rest being sugar pills, all designed to look identical to each other.

Everyone pops a pill, and the unlucky one gets hit with the full force of the drug, hallucinating shapes and figures, while the fortunate ones laugh themselves silly, usually laughing at me.

This time however, no one will laugh even though I have popped the drugged pill, because all the other pills are laced with cyanide…


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Three Line Tales, Week 166

Opposites Attract Challenge April 4

Microfiction: Arrive

I was the last to arrive at the meeting point, the other two were waiting for me.

It was awkward for me to see the pair of teenager and old lady smiling at me, wearing matching dresses.

I never thought i would ever feel the pressure of looking better than myself, or rather my future and past selves, and I owe all this additional pressure to the time machine…


Word Count: 69

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Three Line Tales, Week 165

Three Line Tale: Together

This was our first trip together, we sat side by side taking in the breathtaking views the mountains had to offer.

Then came that bend that we failed to see, and could not control the swerving car.

Now we come to this white light, and we will pass through it, together.


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Three Line Tales, Week 164

Three Line Tale: Sale

An astounding deal had been offered by the local mall, much to the shock or many and the delight of few.

Walk in with your old partner, and leave with a new man, the offer said.

If only, new discounted clothes could make a new man, the shoppers would have been happy!


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Three Line Tales, Week 163

Three Line Tale: Books

I look at the neatly stacked books, each one an exquisite creation, resting in one of the underground black market booths.

The salesman eyes me suspiciously, until I pick a book up written by a visionary author, and swipe my card, purchasing the rare item for a small fortune.

Now, within my walls, this illegal copy of Fahrenheit 451 will stay safe, away from the Government which long decreed the seizure of all books…


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Three Line Tales Week 162

Tale #213 – Wall