#Three Line Tales: An Urban Fairy Tale

For Sonya’s Three Line Tales photo prompt.

photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash



There was a concrete sink out the back, and it was full of pans, frying pans, stock pots, saucepans, soup pots, skillets and sauté pans, that the new owners had on the list for the house clearance company to take away, until a neighbour asked them to wait and watch.

Late in the evening, a steady stream of homeless people drifted silent as shadows into the yard, to take the cooking pots, and later, under cover of dark, to bring them back and wash them out in the old sink.

Instead of turning the yard into a garage, the new owners covered it over and created a neat, trim kitchen with a gas oven and hot water, and at night, they left the street door open.

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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.

27 thoughts on “#Three Line Tales: An Urban Fairy Tale”

  1. That is a beautiful thought, an ethereal feel to it too. Kindness and consideration going both ways, and those homeless people drifting in and out like shadows – lovely writing Jane

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