Three Line Tales, Week 190

three line tales, week 190: an old winding staircase with a person standing at the bottom

photo by Alina Fedorchenko via Unsplash

She had been following him for weeks, tenaciously and doggedly appearing in front of him no matter where he went, her haunting eyes trained on his every action, his every movement and he was unable to rid himself of her despite involving the police – she had not harassed him, neither had she broken any laws by being in the public.

He was close to breaking down.

Would it be easier for him to suffer her emaciated presence wherever he turned or would it be easier to confess he murdered her husband?

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 190

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #24

Title: The Husband

“Let me in, please! I need you, Jenny.”

Jenny closed her eyes and ignored the plea. It was over between them; she knew this but her husband did not. Her ex-husband. And now, he stood outside pleading, she sobbing quietly inside, separated by a door. So near yet so far.

“Please, give me a chance. Give us a chance.”

She leaned against the door, trying to control her sobs and the urge to threw open the door. Just go away, she chanted in her mind. Oh, how tempted she was to open the door.

“Please, baby.”

“Go away,” she finally cried out, no longer able to control herself. “Just go away! Please! I killed you myself!”

(116 words)

I love me a twist. I have been trying to master the art of adding twists to my stories without too much squeaking sound. I’m not sure how this one plays out though. Please leave comments to tell me if it works out. Thanks!

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

Prompt: Crimson’s Creative Challenge #24