Writing Challenges

A lie less ordinary

photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash He could still hear his father's words: 'You'll never be special...just get a job. No son of mine is ever going to be a dancer.'  But, every night, after turning off the gaudy neon light at the family store, he would dance away his mundane day; this… Continue reading A lie less ordinary

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Lens of life

Photo by Grant McCurdy via Unsplash It watched quietly as the people smiled, like so many had before them. The faces would change through the years, and those that remembered them would fade away too. But, it would carry their memories within itself forever. Faded yellows and frayed edges. Fragments of paper that had aged… Continue reading Lens of life

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The Midas Touch?

The sidewalk was bustling as the mass of humanity surged about its day. She looked up through the 'people' trees to catch a glimpse of the sky. She heard it had once been blue, and that the stars shone at night; but, mankind had painted it gold with their greed a long, long time ago. Three Line… Continue reading The Midas Touch?

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The joy around us

Against the grey rain diamond drops dance and gleam on red hibiscus blooms --------*-----------*--------------*-----------* I smile as you sleep The rise and fall of your chest My peace and comfort --------------*------------------*-----------------* It was obvious that something had changed. The hushed phone calls, the receipt for her favourite lilies that she never got. She even caught him… Continue reading The joy around us

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Tiny tales

She stirred slightly as the cold began to spread across her body. "Soon, soon...it will all be over soon," the figure in white said, as her world started spinning and she felt herself being pulled towards the light. Suddenly, over the drone of indiscernible voices, she heard someone say: "Congratulations...it's a girl." 3LineTales 3linetales Miniature