three line tale

Three Line Tale: Elven Smile

She kneeled in the middle of the field, with an elven smile on her face.

She showed no fear as the humans readied their blades for her execution.

She knew that death was only another path her kind took on their journey to the white lands…


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Three Line Tale: First Step On The Moon

The moon landing now complete, man had taken his first official steps on the moon.

The astronaut team looked back on the footprints they had left on the lunar surface.

Then they looked ahead to find the the footprints already there – not very human prints…


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Three Line Tales, Week 181

Three Line Tale: Standstill

Monday mornings are already the worst, and when you get stuck in the traffic on your way to work, the rage goes one step beyond.

The traffic was at a standstill and I like all the other irate, curious commuters, put my head outside the window and deciphered the source : The lady in yellow.

Gorgeous enough from head to toe, the actress had brought cars to a standstill, not for any shoot or event, but only for her vanity walk; Curses!!!


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Three Line Tales, Week 177

Three Line Tale: Target Practice

Control your breathing and calm your nerves, lads, just like we practiced.

Hold the bow firmly and keep your aim steady, and release when you feel you are ready to hit the target.

Don’t let those eyes begging you to miss, distract you from your goal of executing traitors, and put an arrow right between those eyes…


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Three Line Tales, Week 176
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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

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: 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…


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Three Line Tales, Week 165