Three Line Tales, Week 181

Landing on exoplanet TRAPPIST-2g7 in the TRAPPIST system was the moment of greatest triumph in humankind’s deep space exploration, opening up opportunities to rare resources.

Reports of the planet as habitable was favourable; the developments of inter-galactic gates was already commissioned and several multi-national companies, Starbucks and McDonald’s among the strongest contenders, were bidding for inter-dimensional expansion.

The collective human civilisation fell when cannibalistic aliens, waiting patiently for their livestock to expand, attacked.


When the mantis is preying on the cicada, the oriole is just stalking behind. How often are we unaware of the dangers around or behind us when we are pursuing for short term gains?

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 181

Three Line Tales, Week 179

three line tales, week 179: a castle in a lake

photo by Richard Clark via Unsplash

The castle guards its secrets; there is no way of entering or exiting as the castle stands alone in the middle of the lake.

Dying to find out the mystery of this impossible construct, generation after generation expends futile efforts to understand the castle.

And generation after generation of the alien race living at the bottom of the lake praises the wisdom of their ancestors.


When you want to hide things, you hide it in plain sight. When I saw this image, what attracts my attention is not the castle but the waters. Such magical qualities of the waters must speak for themselves!

After all, we have heard of Lady of the Lake, so why not Aliens of the Lake?

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.

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 179

Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019

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Photo by jplenio at Pixabay.com

Allied Destruction

When the Dark Elves came for Men from Deep Within, they were confounded; Gaia had unleashed a cataclysm which Men’s toys failed to anticipate. They stood in awe as she wrecked her artistic destruction.

Men were scrambling for fictitious safety, like ants in rampaging rapids.

(274 characters)


The image looks like there is a giany UFO hidden within the storm and the city looks very much like Dubai. In any case, this Twitter Tale surfaced because, once again, we are failing the Earth.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

Prompt: Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019