Waving Farewell

A girl in a red hoodie standing on a beach made of black sand
photo by Alex Iby via Unsplash

Ariel felt really uncomfortable on the beach for she had just found out that sea water was fatal to all her kin.

Once she made sure that those she had thrown into the sea weren’t returning in one piece, she hummed to herself as she walked back to the land.

Karma was indeed a boomerang, for she had visited the beach on a day when a Tsunami warning had been issued for the coastlines.


This is a response to Sonya’s challenge, 3 Line Tales, where we write 3 lines about the picture above.

Derailed

A train station
photo by Andre Benz via Unsplash

12 seconds to go up a flight of stairs, 5 to dash across the overhead footpath, and 10 steps to come down right next to the train – leaving us with under a minute to spend before the train departs.

And yet, I stay here on the other end of the railway station, sending a predetermined message of farewell, written earlier in the day.

As my message lights up the phone’s screen, I can spot the smile that’s enough for me – I don’t want us to see each other, just to be separated in under a minute by predetermined fate.


This is a response to Sonya’s challenge, 3 Line Tales, where we write 3 lines about the picture above.

My writing is a bit rusty 🙂 It’s been months since I last wrote fiction. Hoping to change habits, again. Also, I’ve been unable to add comments on other blog’s posts. Have any of you faced something similar? If so, how do I set it right?

Leagues Under The Sea

photo by Joel Filipe via Unsplash

The jellyfish swim deep underwater without fear of the turtle in the sea.

The sick humans dump their plastics to sink underwater without fear of destiny.

The poor sea turtle, clearly confused in murky underwater between venom and delicacy.

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Cat on the Wall

photo by Timothy Meinberg via Unsplash

“Launching my next attempt at jumping across the water to reach the rat-infested ship – may the force be with me. Catpain out.”

*SPLASH*

Miles away a video was being uploaded on the servers of a very popular social media website almost instantaneously, bearing the caption, ‘Cat falls to death by drowning trying to catch a ship. LOL.’

*SOME ARBITRARY TIME LATER*

“My ninth and last attempt at flushing out the rats and clearing out the ship, WILL NOT be hampered by a body of water. May the force be with me as I decide to walk over the wall to a better vantage point. Catpain over and out.”

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Not All Who Wander

photo by Faustin Tuyambaze via Unsplash

The speech droned on about maintaining one’s individual traits to make the world a better place to be.

What a hypocrite. As if we ever stood a chance,” the artist scoffed, looking up at the stars.

For both up in the starry heavens and on Earth, individuals were lost in a sea of similarity, trying to find themselves.

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Karma

Photo by Clay Knight via Unsplash

It had been nearly four weeks since the fish had cunningly trapped the snake in the human’s trap.

The fearless fish wandered the creek when she smelt the snake weeks after the trap.

It felt the dead snakeskin as it looked into the eyes of the human who had caught the snake

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(H)Identity | Hidden Identity

TLT photo prompt by Sandis Helvigs via Unsplash

Her face was but cold, still and dead.
Remorse and pain shot through him as the scene, he fled.
But never he did discover the mask which she always held.

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3001 AD

photo by Steven Wei

“Buildings are important today as they give us place to survive and shade to live in.”

“But trees …?”

“Well, kid, you need to stop believing in mythological beings, especially in this new millennium.”

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