Microfiction #Three Line Tales: Fire

For Sonya’s Three Line Tales. You can read the other stories here.

photo by Zara Walker via Unsplash


She stopped at the edge of the dark place and poked at the freshly turned earth with the toe of her boot.

They had put something in there but it was shifting and turning, and she knew that they hadnโ€™t done it properly.

The earth heaved, growing like a volcano, but she didnโ€™t flinch, and when the head broke through the surface with a cry of triumph, she pointed, throwing a bolt of white fire that sent the creature back to where it belonged.

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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.

20 thoughts on “Microfiction #Three Line Tales: Fire”

  1. I like the mystery and strength – power lies in the reaction – in doing what needs to be done without hesitation! Love the child!

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