3 x 3 sentence fics (31st July)

 

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3 more 3 sentence fics for the final #writingwednesday of July. I started with ‘tide’ as a prompt and used a word from each ficlet as a prompt for the next.

tide

The scorching summer sun gave way to a cooler evening as high tide approached. The sun dipped into the water, red, pink, and orange streaked clouds surrounding the horizon like steam from the sun as the cool ocean seemed to extinguish the fireball. The welcome breeze stirred the marram grass on the sand dunes as the sky began to darken and Venus in her guise as the evening star rose to gaze upon the beach, the tide swallowing the sand too.

Venus

As the morning star she is visible to greet you as you walk the dog or begin your journey to work. As the evening star she is a familiar sight to keep you company as you sit outside enjoying summer evenings or head home as winter darkness draws in. She is the hottest planet in our solar system, our second closest neighbour, the brightest object after our sun and moon, given the name of a goddess of love, and a welcome sight to behold.

planet

He fiddled with the strange looking phone that she thought must be some new imported model, thin as glass, tapping at it as he frowned and asked, “What planet is this again?”

She gave him a sideways look, asking, “What do you mean which planet?”

“Um, country…province..county…never mind,” he said, flustered, pocketing the device and trying to change the subject.

 

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3 x 3 sentence fics (24 July)

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3 more 3 sentence fics, all based on my current WiPs.

Pet

Romaine’s job meant he didn’t feel he had the time to devote to a pet, though he had put word around that he owned a dog. This was to assure anyone seeing him in Wolf form that it was just their quiet neighbour’s pet, and to explain any ‘dog fur’ on his clothes. Being your own pet was a good option for a shapeshifter.

Storm

Bryony had never been afraid of storms. Now she embraced them. She was the eye of the storm, the centre of the maelstrom, the weaver of the wind, mistress of the rain, and it was glorious.

Evening

A drink in his hand, the moon above him, the memory of the pleasant evening meal he’d shared with his closest friends – his family. Sean had a vocation and purpose; was loving and loved. What more could one want?

 

3 x 3 Sentence fics (17th July)

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Another scheduled post on the theme of 3 sentence fics for #writingwednesday! Hope you’re having a good one!

 

drama

“When I said less drama, more llama, I meant it in the metaphorical sense.”

“So….”

“So I didn’t expect to come home to find a llama grazing in the garden!”

 

caress

Over the concrete promenade, up the rough cut steps, following the steeper trail up the hill. Pause at the crest to watch the sun as it dips into the ocean. Welcome the sea breeze caresses as the day turns into night.

 

unexpected

“What noise do ducks make?” she asked the toddler who was clutching her finger in his fist as they stood at the edge of the water.

“Quack!”

The nearby mallard gave her a sideways glance and said, “Meow.”

3 x 3 Sentence fics (10th July)

For #writingwednesday, 3 x 3 sentence fics based on prompts found at 300+ One-Word Writing Prompts by Michael Kwan at freelance-writing.

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Melody

The happy couples moved around the dance floor and he watched, enjoying the music.

“Dance with me?” Ben asked, holding out one hand.

He hesitated only a moment before accepting, letting Ben hold him close as they swayed to the melody, ignoring what anyone else in his family might think.

 

Family

“Ben’s cute,” she said, nudging her brother as they took the air outside, his jacket draped around her shoulder. She smiled, adding, “I think we share the same taste in men.”

He laughed, relieved at her easy acceptance of this part of his life, and said, “He’s mine, sis!”

 

Laughter

“Why are you laughing when I have you both at my mercy?” the villain asked, frowning, while the resistance leader, in chains next to the laughing man, was just as perplexed.

The anti-hero lifted his now free hands, a blade clutched in one, saying, “You don’t know me but I know how, after your adviser hired me to carry out an assassination, you ordered my murder. I survived and joined the resistance, let us get captured for this opportunity, the moment I finally take my revenge.”

 

3 x 3 sentence fics for July 3rd

For #writingwednesday, 3 x 3 sentence fics based on prompts found at 300+ One-Word Writing Prompts by Michael Kwan.

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Peace

The moon was full, the sky cloudless, the stars clear out here in the countryside. He took a deep breath of the cool night air. This was what he needed, a moment of peace.

Tenacious

The young girl picked herself up, dusted off her hands. She stood up the bike and climbed back on. Her mother smiled as the girl cycled all the way down the path this time.

Impress

“I’m not easy to impress, but you’ve succeeded.”

“So I’ve got the job?”

“No…I have something better in mind for someone with your talent.”

 

3 sentence fic: Signs of Spring

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A 3 sentence fic for the writing prompt “freshly cut grass” found at https://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/

 

The first lawn cutting of the year marks a turning point, the green spring scent speaks of growth and good weather and of tending the garden. Spring is also evoked by the scent of compost , the feel of the rich earth on fingertips as plants are potted and beds weeded . Not forgetting the wonderful sight of rainbows made by watering the plants, their flowers unfurled to bask in the sunlight, attracting the buzzing bees and resplendent butterflies to taste their nectar.

 

3 sentence fic: Unusual Employment

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Alex did not date corporate types, tending to prefer the quirkier personalities of second-hand bookstore owners, llama farmers, chocolate tasters, hippotherapists, and teddy bear technicians.

This latest one though had, over a second whisky, said “demonologist” which at first sounded like dermatologist but no, he insisted, demonologist. That wasn’t really a thing, was it?

 

(Hippotherapist: Hippotherapists are also called therapeutic riding instructors and equine therapists. Hippotherapy is the practice of riding horses as a form of therapy for children and adults who experience disabilities. https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/unique-careers.asp)

 

3 sentence fic: April Showers

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She wakes to the sound of rain against the windows. Outside the flowering primroses and the late blooming narcissi will be grateful for the rain, as will be the tulips tucked safe inside their buds and the freshly sown leek and calendula seeds slumbering just below the surface of the rich compost. It’s early and so she snuggles back beneath the covers, warm and safe, soothed by the gentle pitter-patter of the vital spring shower.

 

3 x 3 sentence fics

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3 x 3 sentence fics for prompts at a 3 sentence ficathon.

Redemption

“Why didn’t you kill me when you had the chance?”

Bound in chains at the tyrant’s feet, the knight said, “I wanted to give you a chance to surrender, because I believe in redemption.”

The tyrant raised an eyebrow, and his sword, and said, “Well, sadly for you, I don’t.”

Gift

He leaned back, contented from the birthday feast, eyes tired and heavy, but she shook her head, saying, “I haven’t given you your present yet.”

She began to unlace her gown, then paused and asked, “Would you care to unwrap it yourself?”

All thoughts of sleep fled with a grin as he moved to accept his gift.

Beware

If you go into the forest, beware my child, for there are predators who may look pretty and speak gentle words but are deadly.

Stay off the paths and in the shadows and trust no human. Beware especially the ones who dress in red for they carry knives and kill wolves without hesitation.

Thanks for reading!
Note: these are edited from previous versions posted to my personal journal