Three Line Tales, Week 181

Welcome to Week 181 of Three Line Tales.

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, photo taken by Neil Armstrong
photo by Neil Armstrong (via History in HD on Unsplash

If you want to go full Apollo 11, check out Apollo in Real Time – it’s amazing and I can’t wait for the Moon landing on Saturday. If you’re not into space exploration, remember that the picture is only the starting point. You take your lines wherever you want.

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!

Three Line Tales, Week 116

Welcome to Week 116 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales week 116: an astronaut doing space repairs
photo by NASA (yes, THAT NASA – which is why you want to click through to the full size picture for the full effect) 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!

Three Line Tales, Week 19: Round-Up

TLT week 19 – space
photo by NASA

Has everybody heard about the pingback problem? They are only working sporadically at the moment all across WordPress, and most of the entries on this week’s list didn’t pingback to the TLT post (thank you everyone who added their link manually!). If I didn’t catch your entry, give me a shout.

Rotten week for technology to break down when we had so many great lines, eh?

TLT: Stargazing (& pingback problems)

Quick note: There’s a WP-wide problem with pingbacks at the moment which affects some, but it seems not all sites. Please take a moment to check whether a link to your three-line tale shows up in this week’s TLT comments or in the Reader under the #3LineTales tag.

TLT week 19 – space
photo by NASA 

He spends all night gazing at far away, long dead balls
of incandescent plasma, so she decides to
find herself a man who only has eyes for her.

Three Line Tales, Week Nineteen

Welcome to Week Nineteen of Three Line Tales.

TLT week 19 – space
photo by NASA – click here for full res version (and with this one, you want the big version to see all the detail)

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.
  • NEW: 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!

Mr. Modest

Dear NASA,

So you’re building a new Voyager craft that will carry the best of human culture, right?

You’ll be pleased to find that this letter is accompanied by my best work. Don’t worry, they are prints. You wouldn’t shoot the Mona Lisa into space either, would you?

I know what you’re thinking – who is this guy? I’m an up and coming artist, I’m going to take the art world by storm any day now. By the time you’re ready to launch Voyager, I’ll be simply the best. Look at the prints, see for yourselves.

Best wishes,

Claude van Picasso

Some Achievement

It’s a new restaurant, and yes, they are a bit chaotic. The plates don’t look as immaculate as you’d expect from a French restaurant, the service needs straightening out – but the food tastes great. I am, however, surrounded by wanna-be food critics who take pictures of everything to post to Instagram, hashtag onceandneveragain.

In 1969, NASA sent people to the moon with less computer power that each of us carries around. But what do we do with it? Write scathing reviews on TripAdvisor, insult strangers on Twitter. Some achievement.

No more giant leaps for mankind… Not even small steps.