Microfiction #3LineTales: Five Minutes

Well, that was an easy one 🙂 Thanks to Sonya for the prompt—a three line story using the photo for inspiration.

Photo ©Rachel Crowe


“Mummy told you she has an important visitor coming today, so you have to be super specially good and keep all your toys tidied away.

“You didn’t listen to what Mummy told you, and you made a big mess, didn’t you?

“Well, you listen now, because if this room isn’t tidied up before the big hand gets to seven, Mummy is going to put all those lovely toys in this plastic bag for the big lorry that comes round to grind up the rubbish.”


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

14 thoughts on “Microfiction #3LineTales: Five Minutes”

      1. Children rarely fall for it unless you throw the odd treasure in the bin. I would turn a blind eye when it was fished out, but the doubt was always there—would she do it for real one day?

    1. The only ones that require the personal treatment are the official documents. You’re right, the days are over when people used snail mail or Shank’s mare to collect translations 🙂

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