Three Line Tales, Week 153

Welcome to Week 153 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 153: a lot of paintings
photo by Beata Ratuszniak via Unsplash

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.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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Soar Lemming Soar

100 words about an artist who never finishes what he starts
photo by Michael Browning 

‘Sam! I’ve had another idea. A better one. I think this is the one, you know?’

‘So we’re doing that again?’

‘What do you mean?’

‘Do you remember last time?’

‘Last time was different. It was a bad idea, I see it now. But this isn’t.’

‘Give it two weeks… I think you should see the current one through.’

‘You don’t understand, I have to follow my muse.’

‘Last time you said your muse was a jerk sometimes. Sure she isn’t leading you off a cliff again?’

‘I’ve never been so sure of anything.’

‘Dave… You say that every time.’

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Can you guess what this week’s Moral Mondays prompt is?

Eye of the Beholder (FFfAW)

100 words about an ugly statue
(c) Phylor for FFfAW, week 69 

‘It looks terrible.’

‘Yes, I know. I mean, what’s with the torso? It is so out of proportion, it’s almost comical. And don’t even get me started on those dead eyes. How creepy are they? But you know what bugs me most? That it’s so confused. It’s got the limbs of a woman, the chest and shoulders of a man and the face of a two-year old child. What the hell was the sculptor thinking? And who commissioned this monstrosity – Dr. Frankenstein?’

‘You’re not wrong, I guess. I meant the bracelet, though. Those are the worst kind of plastic beads.’

Glaring Mistake

100 words about an artist who made a mistake
FFfAW week 59 photo prompt (c) S. Writings 

He got the eyes wrong.

They are gentle creatures, cows – they were rightly chosen as vessels to convey the message of peace. He won the bid to paint them with his flower and heart-shaped leaf design.

It’s a good design: bold colours, strong symbols. It works, it emphasises the message. If it weren’t for the eyes, it’d be a triumph.

Instead of a gentle, peaceful expression, the cows’ eyes burn with hostility. He got so engrossed in the colourful depiction of love, he made a glaring mistake with their eyes – undoing the message.

And he only notices as they’re unveiled.

Disrupted

100 words about a mysterious letter
from PDA

I love painting, but I’m rubbish at it. I don’t let it stop me. Once I get in the zone, I’m getting better. So I’m not best pleased when the doorbell rings and it’s the postie with a letter addressed to occupant that needs signing for. I mean, the cheek.

I throw it straight in the bin.

Next day, same thing.

‘Does everybody get these?’

‘Just you.’

‘Strange.’

‘Yup.’

I dangle it over the bin. I’ve already been interrupted, though, I might as well take a break. I make a cuppa, open the letter and wonder if I’ll regret it.

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Boy did this week’s FFftPP photo prompt do nothing for me… Best I could do.

End of Discussion

100 words about public art
(c) 2015, Sonya

‘You know what this is?’

‘Art, supposedly. The kind of rubbish the council likes to spend tax money on.’

‘Not what I meant. Do you know what it used to be?’

‘It should have been scrap metal.’

‘Yes, let’s not have this discussion again.’

‘I will have this discussion until they stop. Disgrace, throwing my hard-earned money at underachievers who think putting rubbish on stilts is art.’

‘It used to be a navigation buoy. It once marked the channel into port. The artist who turned it into public art  to remind us of our naval history is my boyfriend, dad.’

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Oh look, the picture prompt for FFfAW no. 46 is one of mine again. I love the colour of the sky in this one.