Styx – 3 Line Tales

From Sonya’s 3LineTales at Only100Words.
You can find the original prompt here. Thank you, Sonya.

photo by Ty Feague via Unsplash

The ferryman’s pole sunk deep in the mire beneath the water’s calm surface and the boat slid silently onward.

I leaned into freezing fingers of mist as they caressed my flayed flesh as welcoming as a lover’s touch.

Silence beat upon my soul forcing a single tear from my bloodshot eye.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

9 thoughts on “Styx – 3 Line Tales

  1. this one just has me wrapped and pulled into my element, the sight of the boatman and tortured body clinging on to its soul – you are so very poetic in this one Jo, there’s a poet in that body somewhere.

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      • it can be when we have to stick to rhyme and meter, but oddly it has helped me write better prose. choosing words and having a flow of thought. i did like your three line tales, the beauty of flash is when it flows so effortlessly like this but there is this huge story going on behind the scenes.

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      • I agree strictures on writing makes you consider word selection and embedded meanings which only serves to make the piece stronger. Conveying a story that touches the reader on several layers is what poetry does so well. It is what I like about your work.

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