Three Line Tales, Week 168

three line tales, week 168

photo by Melody Jacob via Unsplash

Title: The Rebel

Type: Flash Fiction
Genre: Realistic

“Never wear the three primary colours together!” her self-proclaimed fashion guru friends told her.

The very next day, she dyed her hair blue, bought a bright yellow dress complete with a pair of sunglasses, as well as a pair of blood red heels.

Ain’t nobody gonna tell her what to do or what not to do.

(3 lines)


I saw the photo and boom! this came out. I always enjoy adding a little chaos to those people who refer to the rules to get me to behave. That ain’t happening!

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 168

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #23

CCC#23

Title: The Heiress

Type: Flash Fiction
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

The fairy godmother was getting surly about this wish business. Damn the KPI! Today was the nadir of her career; any lower requires excavation. She had been assigned a charge from a quaint village so far-flung it took her days of travelling.

Reader, make no mistake – she’s a fairy, not a god.

Upon reaching her destination, the fairy godmother was surprised to see her charge peering from the window. Even more surprising was when her charge burst out of the door.

“Are you my fairy godmother?”

That’s a first.

“Yes, child – ”

“I want to be a fairy godmother like you too!” the girl interrupted her.

“It doesn’t work – hold on,” she reflected. The rules forbade abusing fairy powers, but not transferring. She grinned.

“Here, child, I’ll give you my powers. You’re now officially a fairy godmother! What’s your name, child?”

Reader, now presenting – Maleficent!

(149 words)


It’s a silly little story I thought of at work, as I planned for the photo prompt. I intended to make it as ridiculous as possible and would have added a few more howlers, except that one of the restrictions of the prompt is the word count (150 word limit).

Elements from modern work life, Jane Austen’s style of free indirect speech and Disney’s feature film coalesce into this silly tale and I was snickering as I wrote the story.

All in all, I really had fun writing this whilst keeping it within the word limit. If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #23

Anthology – accepting poems

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Indie Blu(e) Publishing will be releasing an Anthology of Lesbian Poets later in 2019. Themes of this Anthology will include identity, coming out, relationship, family, love, loss, and sensuality (rather than graphic erotica.) The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Submissions can be sent directly to candicedaquin@gmail.com and should be accompanied by a brief biography not to exceed 75 words.

The maximum number of submissions per writer is FIVE.

Writing should be submitted as a Word or PDF attachment. If you choose to submit a poetry meme, the meme must be accompanied by the text in a Word or PDF version.

Artwork for the Anthology is also being accepted and must be able to be reproduced clearly in black and white.

Questions? Contact Candice Daquin at candicedaquin@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest.

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Night Creatures

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers (other stories using the prompt can be found here)

Genre: Fantasy

He should have expected it when he turned around the corner. His head was in the clouds and now, he was paying for it.

The vampire glared at him balefully. He knew how to summon these night creatures accidentally from his imagination, but he never mastered the skill of dismissing them; the vampire realised that too.

It had been waiting patiently for this chance.

Turning into a bat, the vampire quickly disappeared into the night.

He shrugged and continued his journey, keeping his mind where it belonged.

Having a vampire on the loose was better than him being sucked dry.

(100 words)


Rundown buildings, nighttime, dark alley, vampires…I just could not resist putting all these elements into a story when I saw this photo prompt. It has been a while since I write anything of fantasy element and personally, I quite like this story.

It took me a while but I finally got it down to 100 words, shaving words here and there without compromising the story, Or at least I hope I did not compromise the story.

If you are interested to play, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Friday Fictioneers – 19 April 2019

Twittering Tales: Payphone

Story #1: Who called?

I was a sobbing mess. The call dropped the moment she picked up. This was the fifth time. I hung up before picking up the handset again.

Someone tapped on the glass window and I peered out, tears obscuring my vision.

“Oh, for god’s sake, put in a quarter before you start dialling!”

(280 characters)


Story #2: What Superman?

“Help! Help me please!”

His hypersensitive ears detected that desperate cry four blocks away. Instinctively, he took off his glasses as he looked around for a payphone booth. Bewildered, he looked around harder.

Not a single one nearby!

It was really tough to be Superman these days.

(280 characters)


I really had fun writing these two stories. It is amazing what a single photo can lead to. If you are inspired by the photo to do the challenge, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: Twittering Tales #132 – 16 April 2019

Weekend Writing Prompt #101 – Charlatan

via Weekend Writing Prompt #101 – Charlatan

I saw this prompt while browsing and could not resist the challenge so here goes my contribution:

The Druid

Image from WikiMedia Commons | Painting by GiGiovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Because he was so persuasive everyone believed him and he got away with it, selling bottles of mineral water as miracle remedy to the elderly; they did not want medicine as long term companions, only the miracle remedy as quick cure.

That summer came and went, as did the distant relatives attending funerals of many elderly.

The charlatan was long gone.