Three Line Tales, Week 178

inflatable flamingo and unicorn on a white sand beach

photo by Kong Jun via Unsplash

The Pink Swan Float

The little girl hangs up her pink swan float which her father spent half an hour blowing up and walks out to the water where her whole family is.

It is a sunny day out at the beach and her family is just one of the many families to enjoy the summer vacation along the coast.

No one could have imagined the exceptionally low tide is just a precursor to a 35-metre high tsunami; the pink swan float is the only survivor.


I would have loved to give it a happy ending but I just couldn’t resist killing everyone. Maybe it goes to show just how much I need my alone time after work. Hah!

In any case, after writing the story, I went to check the highest tsunami on record. Turns out the highest tsunami record is 30-metre (about 100 feet?) high. I’m glad I stick to 35-metre high because I originally wanted to go 50-metre high.

I always have trouble estimating distances and time. *shrugs*

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

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.

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 178

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8 thoughts on “Three Line Tales, Week 178

  1. Despite the girl with the dad who blew up her pink plastic swan is about to be swept into oblivion by a tsunami, I did enjoy the tale.
    BTW: I recently researched tsunami for my WiP, and decided to top the known heights … cos, it’s a fantasy

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