Three Line Tales: And it came to pass…

A prophetic Three Line Tale for Sonya’s prompt this week.

photo by Austin Chan via Unsplash


Out of the darkness came light, and the people saw in the night, the sign they had all been waiting for.

Some searched the cracks in the brickwork for the outline of a sacred face or the words of an archaic holy script, others pointed to the guns in their hands and shouted, this was divine endorsement for their wars, while still others looked to the cracked earth or flood-strewn, windswept devastation of the sick planet, and declared, this is the last warning sign before the end.

The sign winked all through the long night of global chaos before it short-circuited in a freak energy surge and darkness enveloped the world one last time.


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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 “Three Line Tales: And it came to pass…”

  1. Or self-justification. I suppose I was trying to say that we find justification for all the horrors we commit in our ‘sacred’ texts. In the end, sacred or otherwise, our beliefs mean nothing to the forces that control (or not) the universe.

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