Seeking Heat – 3 Line Tales

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

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City beaches bustle with pale sun seekers playing volleyball, dipping toes into the cool lake water and reveling in the summer breeze.

The roar of jet engines halts all activity, gazes lift skyward, they stand motionless, mimicking a deer in headlights.

Contrails spew patriotic colors, and a wing wag signals, today, there is nothing to fear.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Living with the Lady – 3 Line Tales

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

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The Lady lifted the veil, revealing what could not be seen by mortal eyes.

She took pity on the plight of a poor orphaned boy, son of King Ban of Benwick who was slain by his enemy.

“I foresee a great destiny, one that will endure for all time, dear Lancelot du Lac.”

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Defying Disapproval – 3 Line Tales

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

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Feeling liked I didn’t belong, I strengthened my defenses, embraced my differences and flaunted them before my critics.

I owned my label of the Black Sheep of the family.

But a black sheep is never alone, we gathered together and found unity, acceptance and our new relatives.
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Jo Hawk The Writer

Charmed – 3 Line Tales

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

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I checked the crumpled scrap of paper and read the faded writing once more.

It marked the end of duality, signifying birth, life, and death, the beginning, middle, and the end.

Raising my fist, I pounded on the ancient door, once, twice, thrice.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Sea Bear – 3 Line Tales

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

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Masters of illusion they transform black into white and hide in plain sight.

Skillful hunters, they roam a barren landscape, eking out an existence where they are kings of both land and sea.

With every need met, they amuse themselves and play.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Balancing Connections – 3 Line Tales

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

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Mira’s world was a cacophony of clicks, clacks, and buzzing to alert her of notifications which needed her immediate attention.

Distracted, bewildered, and unsure of her purpose she escaped to the roof.

On her yoga mat, Mira lifted her heart, found her breath, and as she connected with the ground, she let it all go.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Uncertain Future – 3 Line Tales

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

During the season, invaders descended, renting homes for prices the natives could not afford, and which forced them to decide if they should stay or go.

The monstrous cruise ships carrying hordes of day-trippers, returned to the sea, leaving destruction in their wake.

The Venetians sighed, knowing for a few short hours their crumbling city, was still their home.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Reunited – 3 Line Tales

From Sonya’s 3LineTales at Only100Words.
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Edna always remembered this birthday, recalling Mother’s joy at finding out of season lemons to make her favorite lemon cake.

She stroked faded faces immortalized on the precious photograph, that documented the last time she and her sisters were together.

Her gnarled fingers clutched the memory to her breast, and she knew the sisters would soon be reunited.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Rat Race – 3 Line Tales

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

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Life runs at a frantic pace, constant demands keep us busy, busy, busy.

Perpetual motion, no time to think, only act, react, rinse and repeat.

Exhausted, all reserves spent, time expires as we collapse, with no goals met.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Back In Time – 3 Line Tales

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

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They said it couldn’t be done, an impossibility as time advances, forever moving forward.

The order nodded, content to allow the masses to wallow in their comfort, in their ignorance.

Those Enlighted stood, mesmerized as time’s mirror image fooled them all.

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Jo Hawk The Writer