Three Line Tales - A short story told in three sentences.
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"I WIN AGAIN!" Ruby pushed her hair off her face and yawned. Exhaustion ringed her eyes in dark circles. "You suck at this, Micah." "I do." Micah hid a smile. He had to let her win; if he didn't, she'd throw a fit. It was hard enough travelling unaccompanied, harder still when escorting a petulant … Continue reading On the Train
In honor of Friday 13th... and the awesome Three Things Challenge, here's a story. _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ BECKSHIRE HOUSE HAS since been destroyed, but its legend as one of the most haunted houses in America endures. One of the only people to survive a night in the house, Edward … Continue reading Three Things
MAGGIE, THE OSTENSIBLE leader of the Compassion Heart sorority, clapped her hands in a futile attempt to quiet the room. "Ladies! Ladies... let's get started. Please? Ladies!" Her exhortations went ignored; if anything, the room grew louder. Kate frowned and glanced at her phone. If this meeting didn't get started soon, she'd lose her reservation. … Continue reading Ostensible
Veronica walked into the room carrying a stack of dresses. "What do you think? Anything worth bedizening?" Betty stared at her, then marched over to the bookcase and pulled down the latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Unabridged English Dictionary. "Bedizening? Omigod. Who says bedizening? I can't... I can't even. Bedizening. Bed. I. Zen. Ing. Whatever. What... … Continue reading Bedizen
EDDIE WATCHED HIS stepfather struggle with lighting the model rocket's ignition. "Come on... come on... stupid thing." His stepfather looked over at him, an embarrassed grin on his face. "Stupid wick, right?" Eddie refrained from rolling his eyes. This was supposed to be a bonding experience. His mother wanted them to get along. Besides, his … Continue reading Kaput
A few weeks... maybe a month or so ago, I worked with a group of talented writers on a collaboration titled A Dead Man Walking: A WordPress Anthology. From that began a new story about a man named Steve and his encounter with a flatulent Genie. Author Denny McBride of The Ceaseless Reader Writes picked … Continue reading Skewed
*walks up to microphone, taps it, cringes at feedback.* Hello? Is this thing on? *clears throat, pulls out sheet of paper* Today's blog post is on the magnificent Mountain Cur. Mountain Curs are a breed of hound dog bred for hunting, but they can also be a great all-purpose farm dog. They're known for being … Continue reading Cur