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Heatwave – A Three Line Tale


photo by Khürt Williams via Unsplash

After days of sweltering heat, even the seashore was little relief to beach-goers.

Donna fanned herself under the shade of an umbrella, rolling a cool water bottle against the back of her neck, her toes digging deep through hot sand to the cool, damp packed base below.

She started seeing double, the world fading, as she realized, too late, that she had lingered too long.


For Three Line Tales Challenge.https://only100words.xyz/2018/08/09/three-line-tales-week-132/

PepperBot – AI for the Masses!

PepperBot, with his friendly appeal, bright black eyes, and cute smile was touted by its advertisers as “AI for the masses”, but looks can be deceiving.

The mysterious distributor had anticipated PepperBot’s appeal, manufacturing millions of them for the launch, because, of course, every household would jump at the chance to have their very own PepperBot at the astonishing price of only $19.95 each.

In a remote bunker, analysts watched a massive tracking map come to life, strobing dots of red, as households across the globe activated their PepperBots to their peril; broadcasting every word.


Three Line Tale Challenge base in this photo by by Alex Knight via Unsplash.

Curious Web


photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash

Two spiders marveled at the seaside sights one amber dusk, “They are curious, these human webs, catching nothing but the wind.”

“Such a waste they are,” agreed the second spider, “who can live on the wind alone?”

“My dear spiders, we do indeed live for the wind,” whispered the unfurled sails nearby, “for there is more to life than mere survival; the wind feeds not our bellies but our souls.”


A Three Line Tale for Sonya’s Three Line Tale Challenge inspired by this photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash.

Stoned-Oven Pizza

photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash

These days you can get pizzas with jalapeño peppers and taco sauce, BBQ chicken, cheeseburgers, pineapples, strawberries and apples, fish, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes on top!

But Louis was a purist; a second generation pizzeria owner who followed his grandmother’s original recipe, and it showed on Friday nights when the locals lined the block waiting hours for a slice of Mama Maria’s traditional pizza pie.

Some people believe tradition is an archaic chain to the past but Mama knew what she was doing when she insisted on strict adherence to the family recipe: dough rolled in cornmeal, brushed with olive oil, fresh tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mozzarella and a sprinkle of her secret herb blend…that smelled a bit like oregano!


A Three Line Tale for Sonya’s challenge inspired by the photo above by Cathal Mac an Bheatha via Unsplash.

Upstairs Downstairs

photo by Mahdis Mousavi via Unsplash

ustairs and downstairs
getting nowhere very fast
with nowhere to go

A Haiku for Sonya’s Three Line Tale Challenge inspired by the photo above by Mahdis Mousavi via Unsplash.

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