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A Dark Day: Three Line Tales

A black cloud of methane gas hung over the city, threatening its existence. The residents hid indoors breathing through wet hankies. The authorities searched for the source. “Sanititation officer 32CK338 here. I’ve found a s crush of cows and  the … Continue reading

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The Journey: Three Line Tales

The officials were herding them like cattle and like sheep they followed, into the train carriages that were at the siding waiting.  The whistle blew and steam hissed as the train picked up speed. Gemma smiled.  She’d always wanted to … Continue reading

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A changing World: Three Line Tales

“My generation had it the best; post war, a life of peace, labour saving devices, no need to lock the back door or for helicopter parenting. Simple pleasures. Those were the days. No soldiers mingling in the crowds”  “But Ma, … Continue reading

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Vision: Three Line Tales

Juliet’s friends warned her but she laughed them off. It was common practice to date off the internet. Now, she stared nervously at their meeting place. Her stomach clenched. Dread invaded her bones. She fought flight. ‘Dam,’ she thought, ‘the … Continue reading

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Ostriches: Three Line Tales

“Don’t be like ostriches; for heavens sake pull your heads out and let’s talk about what we are going to do about our ice flows melting and how we’ll cope with climate change.” One turned and faced him with a … Continue reading

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The Beast: Three Line Tales

The doorway looked like a friendly face but despite this I was nervous as I inserted the key into the padlock that restrained the thing that was captive behind it. Pitch black met me as I made my way inside … Continue reading

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Cut and Colour: Three Line Tales

  A layer of snow covered the ground when I emerged and I watched others, better prepared than I, continue to act as though this was just another day. Their coats seem to be protecting them from the elements but … Continue reading

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