Microfiction Three Line Tales: Cryptic

This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales photo prompt.

The photo is ©Sandis Helvigs


The rather portly young man, his eye caught by something interesting in the fallen foliage, bent down with a grunt and picked up the leaf.

He dragged his long, poetic locks out of his eyes and, being rather long-sighted, held the leaf out at arm’s length to read the scribbled message.

The wind veered round to the north and plucked at his hair as he mouthed the words—Winter is coming.

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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.

11 thoughts on “Microfiction Three Line Tales: Cryptic”

  1. Love that idea – that the trees are sending us messages, warning us of the changing seasons. Mine’s scheduled for tomorrow and it’s a sort of fairy tale. This pic has inspired several of us towards the ‘other’ I think 🙂

    1. It’s a really strange pic. I’m thinking the person holding the leaf is male judging from the hands, but he looks weird and sort of soft. And I don’t like not being able to see his face!

      1. I thought it was a male too, but mainly from the hands – a little more angular and large than most women’s hands. Certainly inspiring 🙂

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