#Three line tales: Fashion

Sometimes the answer to the photo prompt riddle comes straight away. This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt.

photo by Klaas via Unspalsh


Silence fell; the telephone finally stopped its dumb-mutt belling and the typewriter its clattering.

The angle poise bent from its superior height and superior design and addressed the typewriter, “If you can’t keep that thing under control, it will be disconnected, and you can take it with you to the scrap heap.”

The typewriter said nothing, but typed out a reply only the angle poise could see—Don’t mention scrap heaps or you’ll set it off again; it doesn’t know that of the three of us, it’s the only one with no retro appeal whatsoever.”




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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.

18 thoughts on “#Three line tales: Fashion”

    1. Really? I must have closed my eyes to that one. We have a lovely old phone, a black bakelite phone the kind you see in Humphrey Bogart movies. We did plug it in but had the phone company round telling us it was bugging the line.

      1. That’s what the technician said. He was probably just looking for something to blame. Everything in that apartment block was so convoluted, wiring and plumbing, I don’t think they ever really knew where the problem was coming from. A friend who also worked for the phone company told us it just needed a new bell…

      2. Wonderful written. We have such phone too, from 1938. But no chance to plug it in somewhere. I have a old typwrite printer too, branded “Diablo”. 😉 By monks smuggled out of the USA, in the past. Lol

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