Microfiction Three Line Tales: When the lights went out

This little story is for Sonya’s weekly Three Line Tales writing challenge.

photo by Nick de Partee via Unsplash



The lights went out all over the world, some in an explosion of darkness, others like a ripple of dark fire, and a great silence fell.

In a forgotten corner of an unvisited park on the edge of an isolated town, where the wild woods met the tame, a single light shone, bright as a bonfire.

No people were there to see the light dancing in the glass—all were cowering in underground bunkers—only a fox, hurrying back to his earth, saluted the memory of the Earth with a respectful flick of his tail.


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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.

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