ThreeLineTales: Bronze ocean

For Sonya’s three line tales photo prompt

Photo©Steven Wei

A photo by Steven Wei.

His head hurt, light pounded and he couldn’t remember where he was or how he’d got there.

Stumbling to his feet he gazed in awe at the stacked apartments, balconies and walkways that boxed in his vision— “Jesus, that’s fucking high!”—drawing his gaze to a dull throbbing brilliance his numbed senses had difficulty focusing on.

“You’re looking down, man”—a voice whispered behind his left shoulder—“into the bronze ocean”—and an unseen hand pushed him over the edge of eternity.

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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.

32 thoughts on “ThreeLineTales: Bronze ocean”

  1. I’m not quite sure what the Bronze Ocean is (that huge sky, maybe?), but I love that phrase. This slightly messes with my head – your upside down world – but in a good way. A lovely read, Jane 🙂

      1. Yes. You know, I find myself more and more re-reading things I read when young. And I am so happy when I do it and find how much a book still speaks to me, in more ways, too, usually, than back when I had less life experience.

      2. Yes, and I think the more the writer just tried to write vs. doing something “uplifting” or “educational”, but just wrote a good story with some depth, well, the better it was. The “improving” books just don’t hold up, I think.

      3. I think you’ve made a good distinction there. Those goody two shoes books were written ‘at’ children. Books like the Narnia stories, while they still had a didactic message were written by an artist who was writing for his own pleasure and satisfaction as well.

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