Microfiction Challenge 15: Freedom

100 words about transforming into seals and escaping
What Freedom! by Ilya Repin

‘You must take off your coat and dress.’

‘Pardon?’

Everyone had warned her to stay away from him. She’d insist he wasn’t bad, merely different. Yet as the icy water seeped into her boots, she wondered if she ought to have listened.

‘It won’t work if we’re dressed.’

He shrugged off his coat in a grand gesture.

‘Trust me?’

Her freezing fingers fumbled with the fastenings.

When they had shed their clothes, he touched her and turned into something else and so did she. Slipping into the water, she found it warm and breathable. Fin to fin, they swam away.

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Written for Jane Dougherty’s Microfiction Challenge #15 – yep, I finally made it. Still on the Akismet naughty list, though, so I won’t even bother commenting this week…

Three Line Tales, Week 34: Round-Up

three line tales, week 34: yellow car in Havana

I’m glad that everybody seemed to have as much fun with the yellow car as I’d hoped.

Are your lines missing? I round the week up late on a Saturday night and if you’re not on the list, I forgot to add you. Give me a shout if I did.

See you on Thursday!

Three Line Tales, Week Thirty-Four

Welcome to Week Thirty-Four  of Three Line Tales.

Until I can talk to WP about taking me off the naughty list, I can’t leave any comments at the moment, I’m afraid. So watch out for a like from me this week.

three line tales, week 34: yellow car in Havana
photo by Wolf Schram – here’s the full size version

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Downhill From Here

FFfAW week photo prompt (c) Joy Pixley
FFfAW week 83 photo prompt (c) Joy Pixley 

Are we there yet?

Shush. We’re not even close.

No idea how long I’ve been going, it seems like forever already. And there’s no end in sight. All I can see looking down is darkness. I don’t want to turn around, I bet all I’ll see in that direction is darkness, too. Endless black, matching my mood.

Why am I here again?

Getting paid. I suppose we like money.

Oh yes, I like money. Keep thinking of payday. Keep going.

Do we like money that much, though?

Shush.

I wonder if I’ll ever reach the bright future they promised me.

Perplexed: Am I Spam?

photo by Evan Daniels
photo by Evan Dennis 

So WordPress seems to have decided my comments are spam. If you joined Three Line Tales last week and you’re in the upper half of yesterday’s round-up, it might be worth checking the comment spam on your dashboard. I gave up when I realised nothing I wrote got published, mind.

Now, I don’t know how WP (and/or Akismet) decide what constitutes spam. And I won’t be able to find out this week because of course this happens while WP are away on their annual get-together.

Just as I was going to ease myself back into blogging regularly, as well.

Three Line Tales, Week 33: Round-Up

TLT week 33: a ball of orange wool

Please note: It seems my comments are getting spammed on most of your blogs, so check your spam for pingbacks and such. Not sure what I’ve done to get on the blacklist, so I’ll have to investigate… Anyway, on with the round-up.

If I’m honest, I didn’t really know if this was a good photo prompt or not. From what I’ve read so far, I’m going to go with it’s a good one:

See you on Thursday!

Three Line Tales, Week Thirty-Three

Welcome to Week Thirty-Three of Three Line Tales.

TLT week 33: a ball of orange wool
photo by Philip Estrada – you’ll find a bigger version here 

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Three Line Tales, Week 32: Round-Up

three line tales week 32, weird perspective which is maybe a bit Escher

I’m still ironing out my new daily routine – blogging hasn’t really found its place yet. But I live in hope that business as usual will soon return…

See you on Thursday!