Another Chance

100 words about looking into one's future
photo by Carlos Martinez

The only visitor since you arrived here, you sit by the hospital bed, holding the patient’s hand. You try to find the words – so many to choose from, none of them right.

In the days before she became unconscious, the patient told you her life story. It was difficult to keep listening at times – all those regrets, all those people the patient had repelled.

‘If only I had another chance, I’d do things differently,’ the patient had said.

When the patient dies, you slip out unseen, determined to avoid the mistakes you’d have made hadn’t you travelled into your future.


Story 5 of 31 for Story A Day May.

Three Line Tales, Week Fourteen

Welcome to Week Fourteen of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 14
TLT 14 photo by Fabio Rose – click here for full res pic 

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.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!