Microfiction Three Line Tales: Land Ahoy!

There was a Three Line Tales prompt this week after all, so here goes. Thanks Sonya!

photo by Serge Kutuzov via Unsplash


After days of drifting on a waveless sea, the rebel block finally ran aground on a treeless coast.

The leader of the insurgents looked through binoculars at the sea of green and frowned—it had to be better than the treeless city, but something was not quite right, and he almost gave the order to push off and try somewhere else.

If his binoculars had been more powerful he would have seen that the green sea was not grass but tiny teeth, and if the double-glazing had not been so effective, he would have heard their hungry chatter, and the death cries of millions of tree roots.




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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.

6 thoughts on “Microfiction Three Line Tales: Land Ahoy!”

    1. I was reminded of a Monty Python sketch that had a floating building in it, but I can’t remember how it ended. I’m hoping somebody opened a window to let the cat in or something and heard the gnashing of tiny teeth…

      1. I wonder if you’re thinking of the Crimson Permanent Assurance scene in “The Meaning of Life” where the building moves around the city like a pirate ship?

        And yes, some of the best answers involve cats. 🙂

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