Three Line Tales, Week 217

Welcome to Week 217 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 217: an astronaut in space
photo by NASA 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 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!

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.

Space Dad

I think of the first time Dad took me to the planetarium.planetarium @Bristol; 100 words about grief; final rest I didn’t understand space or the difference between stars and planets. The mystery added to the attraction, though – I decided that day I’d become an astronaut.

I couldn’t have done it without Dad. When I applied for the astro physics PhD programme and the family consensus was that it might be time I started a family, Dad challenged their outdated notions.

I wish he’d lived to watch the launch; the cancer took him too early, so his ashes are coming to the Moon with me. But not back.