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

100 Word Wednesday: Week 127

“It’s interesting how things turn out,” she continued. “You killed me and now, I came back as your guide to the next world.”

“So a revenge, is that it?” I challenged, my voice unrepentant. “Making sure I’ll dead?”

Her eyes rolled. “Men!” Staring straight into my eyes, she continued. “That choice is yours alone, as a prisoner of your own body or to cross over the ocean.”

Silence reigned.

She glanced at the sparkler in her hands and smiled. “Remember your last words to me? Now let me repeat them back at you. Your time is running out.”

(98 words)

I love the idea of karma, although we do not see it in real life action. But wouldn’t it be a shocking, at your death bed, to see someone you killed giving you an impossible choice?

As you may have suspected, I’m a vengeful kind of person. LOL

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

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  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

Prompt: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 127

Genre Writing Challenge April 25

Image by Alejandro Tuzzi from Pixabay

Title: The Lover

By the gods, he loved her. Jonathan really did. She drove him crazy, slowly taking her time to lean in and kiss him. First on the lips, then on the nose, then on the cheeks. She looked at him sensually before leaning in again, whispering into his ears.

“If you really love me, you would do it for me. Didn’t you say you would do anything for me?”

“Yes,” he replied, dazed. “Yes, I did.” By the gods, Jonathan really loved her. He would do anything for her!

“Good. Kill your family for me. Your wife and your kids. Without them, we can finally be together!”

“Yes, together,” he replied.

She read in the newspaper the next day that Jonathan had stabbed his wife, Amanda, and his three children, a little boy of seven and twin girls of four to death.

She smiled. The pain of plastic surgery and all the corrective surgeries on her once hunchback body was worth it. She finally had her revenge.

Serve Jonathan and Amanda right for making her high school years a misery with their relentless bullying.

(183 words)

I’m starting to suspect my mental health. I did not think of this story; it just came to me as I was writing about the romantic interaction between the two, then unnamed, characters. I do feel sorry about the innocent children though.

Well, I have never tried Romance Mystery genre before. I think I got the Romance part down, but I’m not too sure about the Mystery part.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

This challenge is a bit different:

Response should use the photo prompt given
Response should be in specified genre

The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in. The form of writing is up to you.

It doesn’t have to be good!
It doesn’t have to be right!


Prompt: Genre Writing Challenge April 25