Three Line Tales: Out of the blue

I haven’t looked at Sonya’s challenges for ages. Time to get a grip.

photo by Ricardo Viana via Unsplash



He was a quiet boy, they said, never gave his parents any trouble, in fact, he idolised his father and didn’t want to share him, not even with his adorable little brother.

They did all the male bonding kind of stuff, camping, hunting, fishing, football games, built up a close father-son relationship, if a little exclusive and dismissive of female company, wimpy kids, foreigners, you know, losers and parasites.

He took it badly when his father left, but the last thing anyone expected him to do was take the gun his dad gave him for his birthday into his little brother’s kindergarten and spray his classroom with bullets.

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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.

29 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Out of the blue”

    1. Astonishing and terrifying! I’ve missed your prompt. It’s one of the few that rarely fails to inspire a story, but I was on a writing marathon. Got the novel finished in record time so I can start to live in the real (well…sort of) world again 🙂

      1. That is truly high praise coming from you! Congratulations on your novel! I’ve been gone from the blog too long, hopefully I haven’t lost my touch with words though! 😊

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