Three Line Tales — A Rhetorical Question

Tears were streaming down her cheeks when she looked at me and asked, “are you happy now?”

Her emphasis was on the word “now,” not on the word “happy.”

I could tell by the tears in her eyes and the inflection in her voice that hers was a rhetorical question for which she wasn’t expecting an answer.


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash.

2 thoughts on “Three Line Tales — A Rhetorical Question

  1. Sadje June 10, 2021 / 10:17 am

    The answer, either way would have landed him/her in trouble.

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  2. Hetty Eliot June 10, 2021 / 10:31 pm

    I feel bad, like how much was being demanded to please someone who probably couldn’t be pleased anyway.

    Liked by 1 person

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