TLT — This Magic Moment

I’m the practical, pragmatic sort, and the idea of pursuing, much less experiencing, magic was totally foreign to me.

And then it happened, this serendipitous moment when I stepped into the elevator and saw you standing there, the only other passenger in the car.

It took me by surprise, this feeling that suddenly came over me, when I looked at you and watched your face shift from expressionless to a warm, demure smile as our eyes locked, and I knew that you were pure magic.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Karly Santiago.

Three Line Tales — Perchance to Dream

You walked up to me, tears streaming down your cheeks, told me what I did was unforgivable, and said that you were leaving me.

Then, when we ran into each other last night at Ben’s party, you said that you missed me, that you’d be willing to forgive and forget and take me back if I’d have you.

I was thrilled and relieved and excited until I woke up and realized that it was all a dream.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Keller Chewning.

Three line Tales — Infectious

The teacher tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19, but she went to school anyway and refused to wear her mask.

Within a week, most of her students in her class were infected.

Within two weeks, they had to shut down the whole school.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales. Photo credit: Ivan Aleksic via Unsplash.

Three Line Tales — A Tidy Profit

She invested her inheritance on a three-building, nine unit complex right on the canal in the seaside resort town.

She spent some more money sprucing up the tired interiors and painted the three buildings, one orange, one lime green, and one salmon.

She put the two of the three buildings — the orange one and the lime green one — up for sale and they sold quite quickly, earning her a tidy profit on her investment, and a place for her to live essentially for free in the salmon-colored building.

Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Cristina Gottardi via Unsplash.