The Alien: Three Line Tales Week 93


photo by Alex Iby via Unsplash

That 180 degree head turn unnerved him. “Can’t you keep your head on the right way Tali. It’s a dead give away you’re not one of us.”

“You can talk Joel. You’re head over heels in love. We have a saying in my country; the man is the head of the family , the woman is the neck that turns the head only, I turn my own.”

In response to Sonya’s Three Line Tales

I don’t know whether anyone else saw it but as soon as I saw this photo I could see the face in the head staring back at me.

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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 Alien: Three Line Tales Week 93

  1. Ooooh, very creepy, Irene. I can see the face too.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Perfect! and I wanted more!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. When you point it out, I can see it. The story is clever and funny, Irene.

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