Three Line Tales: No Soul

three lines about anthropomorphic cows
photo by Annie Spratt  

Look into our eyes, mate,

‘cos you got it wrong.

It’s not soul you see, it’s resentment.


Welcome to Three Line Tales. Join in, if you want. 

If enough people show interest, I’ll make it into a proper thing, with Rules and such (and submit it to the Daily Post Events page).

For now, take the picture (here’s the high res version) and write three lines to go with it. They can be poetry, or micro-fiction, or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long. A link back to my post would be nice (and would make me feel obliged to swing by yours and read your three lines). Tag your post with 3LineTales and read at least a couple of other posts (if you want, post your three lines here in the comments, but I think they’d look much better on your blog).

Sound good? Good, off you go, those lines won’t write themselves.

71 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: No Soul

      1. So do I , but it doesn’t seem to have happened yet – I keep thinking that the inspiration is almost withing reach, but then it ducks away. The clue is the expression on the face of that calf on the left – it should be obvious what it is looking at, but I just can’t see it. I don’t know what’s the matter with me.

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      1. Thank you, Sonya! I found the photo hard to look at and so sad, therefore I had to write about it. 😉 Can you tell I’m vegan?! And thanks for the tweet – I’m still trying to wrap my mind around Twitter in addition to be a beginning (but, um, old) writer and blogger.

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        1. My pleasure! I love Twitter but I know a lot of people don’t see the point.

          I was wondering if you’re veggie, so I almost guessed 🙂


  1. (three-line caption)

    Our pretty patches of brown and white don’t count
    The numbers driven through our ears will count
    When they come to take us

    I think the comment about resentment’s right!

    Thank you!

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        1. Yes, I thought it might be the case. Well, should you ever feel so inspired that you’d want to join in, you could post yours in the comments. I think I’ll do a round-up on Sundays with links to everybody’s entries – I’d add a link to your “Why I write” post for people to be able to find you if they want.

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          1. hmmm, I’ll give it some thought. I have a tumblr account too that I’m not doing much with. So no editorial conflict there! I’m still trying to figure out why people use tumblr. WordPress is better.

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          2. Yes, I’ve a tumblr I hardly use these days, too. I agree, the community on WP is much better – better than on any other blogging platform, actually. But using yours for Three Line Tales sounds like a good idea to me 🙂

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          3. If there’s a community over there I haven’t found it 🙂 the there’s not even a good way to leave a comment or reply to one over there…or not that I’ve found…


    1. Thanks, PJ! Don’t worry about the tag, I’ve got your link here – I just want to make sure I don’t miss any posts 🙂


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