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.

Three Line Tales — She’s a Rainbow

Before I met her, my world was dull, all black and white and shades of gray.

When she came into my life, she brought to me the full spectrum of colors, like a rainbow.

Now she’s gone, leaving me alone and the only color I see anymore is blue.


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: Tony Ross via Unsplash.

Three Line Tales — A Piece of Cake

She’d been feeling kind of down in the dumps recently, so I thought inviting her to meet me for coffee at one of her favorite cafés might cheer her up a bit.

She was already there sitting at a table in the corner when I arrived at the café, so I walked up to her, said hello, told her that I’d get us each a cup of coffee, and asked her if she’d like anything to eat.

I could tell that she’d been crying, but she looked up at me, managed a smile, and said, “A piece of cake would make me happy.”


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Bekky Bekks via Unsplash.

Three Line Tales — Nailed It

He father told her she was a treasure and that she looked gorgeous in her cap and gown and that she should be so proud of herself.

Yet here she was, the school’s valedictorian, so nervous about the speech she was about to give in front of her fellow students, their parents, and the school’s faculty and staff, that she downed almost a whole bottle of water to keep her throat from closing up on her.

Praying that there would be no snafu, she walked up to the podium trying to appear as lackadaisical as she could, as if her commencement speech was no big deal, and when she was done giving her speech, she was thrilled by the standing ovation she received.


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: MD Duran. Also for these daily prompts; MMA Storytime (treasure), Word of the Day Challenge (gorgeous), The Daily Spur (water), Your Daily Word Prompt (snafu), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (lackadaisical).

Three Line Tales — Transported

Wouldn’t it be bodacious if we could find a magic wand that could transport us all from this tired, broken world?

And send us to a time and place where humanity’s profile wasn’t all about selfishness, greed, and ignorance?

And where we could negate the disrespect for the environment and could encourage a renewed love for Mother Nature?


Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: Jonathan Leppan via Unsplash. And for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (bodacious), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (wand), Ragtag Daily Prompt (tired), The Daily Spur (profile), Your Daily Word Prompt (negate), and MMA Storytime (mother).