Unseen #amwriting

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Written for 3 Line Tales


From my worst nightmare, the silvery gaping treads of the escalator rise slowly toward an unseen destination. Continue reading


Rat-Ass and The Nutcracker #amwriting #3LineTales

three line tales week 103: a sanitation van in front of pink graffiti

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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


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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

Vegans Are From…Venus?


Three Line Tales, Week 60

Vegans Are From…Venus?


Even though she was wearing her Vegans Are Magical t-shirt, the first date was charmed until he led her to the restaurant with its electric sign: Quality Meats.

She pointed to her shirt.

“I thought that meant, like, you were from another planet,” he said.


end 3/25/2017

S. Darlington