The stain: Three Line Tales, week 94


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 Dirty plates filled the kitchen sink. The pots sat in the laundry tub. Sarah donned rubber gloves but the wall stains caught her eye. ‘That’s me’ she thought, ‘a blot on the female gender. She started to sketch.”Bugger. No time now to wash up; her sister’s toddlers would have to drum on the lampshades today.

In response to Sonya’s Three line Tales.

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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9 Responses to The stain: Three Line Tales, week 94

  1. Such a vivid snapshot of this woman’s life.

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  2. Reena Saxena says:

    There are so many layers to a micro-piece. Guilt, defiance, mischief, devil-may-care attitude… deftly written tale.

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  3. Sarah’s life is one of drudgery and nothing good seems to be coming for the toddlers either.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    An imaginative take on the prompt, Irene.

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