In the Wind #amwriting

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Three Line Tales. Thank you to Sonya for continuing to provide us with this photo prompt challenge!

three line tales, week 126: a tall ship on the liffey at sunrise

photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash

 In the Wind

I cannot see boats of any kind without envisioning Maddy, her death, in the churning waters of the Caribbean as the hurricane bore down upon their ship. Continue reading



three line tales, week 107: diaries, roses and bobbins with sewing thread

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In my grandmother’s hope chest, I come across a photo for which I have no meaning–thread spools and a diary. Continue reading

What We Lose #amwriting

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Thank you to Sonya for hosting the prompt. To read other stories or the instruction to take part, visit here.

“If art, all art, is concerned with truth, then a society in denial will not find much use for it.”     

Jeanette Winterson

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Time Bends Your Knees


photo by Paulette Wooten via Unsplash

Week 67 of Three Line Tales

Time Bends Your Knees

The adulating screams died as he collapsed on the stage, his hand covering his eyes, and began to sing “Tears in Heaven,” a lone acoustic guitar accompanying.

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Fish Out Of Water


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Three Line Tales, Week 65

Fish Out Of Water

The instant the caught fish is removed from water, he begins to drown.

Here in urban sprawl without the mountains, I begin to suffocate.

You take my hand, tell me to breathe, and I believed I could do anything for you.


end 4/26/2017

S. Darlington