The Show must Go on: Three Line Tale week 85


photo by Matt Palmer via Unsplash

His audience sat silent, captivated by Otto’s rendition of the Fairy Princess. The unexpected explosion of fairy dust caused a collective “oooh” from the audience and a sharp intake of breath from the performer as the stardust left his eyes red, gritty and with a pain that made him want to scream. Steeling himself, Otto finished the performance blind.

In response to TLT photo prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to The Show must Go on: Three Line Tale week 85

  1. I didn’t see that coming. (Nor did he) That is truly a “flash” fiction.

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  2. Ever the trooper but at what cost.

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    That was the first thought that struck me on seeing the picture … blindness. Excellent!

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  4. Patricia says:

    Whoa! Gotta watch out not all faeries are good.

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