3LineTales: Detention

The short skirt worked—little does he know I’m right where I want to be.

I curl my feet around the front legs of my chair—spreading my knees wide, hoping he can see I’m not wearing underwear—and the draft from the air conditioning unit under the window blows my mating-call scent to his nose.

He looks over the rim of his glasses, then his eyes drift down; we sit like this for several minutes, and I wonder which of us will rise first, and whose clothing will drop to the floor next, and from the playground behind the elementary school next door, how many innocent eyes will gaze up and unknowingly watch the show.

—Nortina


Written for 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

3LineTales: Hard to Get

She reminds me of jellyfish—delicate but deadly. I dare not kiss her again.

Her brisk slap across my jaw rings in my ear. Her hand against my face, though slender—fingers like the stems of tulips—strikes me heavy, as Grandpa’s thick brick layer’s mitts. My skin inflamed, pulsating; I imagine to burn a raw red until day’s end.

But her radiance and defiance draws me nearer evermore. Tomorrow I will wade with caution—her discipline severe, but her love well worth it.

—Nortina


photo by Joel Filipe

It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these, so…

Written for 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

Gone Fishing

Reel it in, even
if it sinks the boat — already,
we smell like the sea.

—Nortina


frapalymo#frapalymo (the German version of NaPoWriMo) is hosted by FrauPaulchen and translated from German into English by Bee at Just Fooling Around With Bee. Today’s prompt is: in the sardine can.”

3lt_ropeThis poem is also written in response to 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

3LineTales: Job Interview

Blouse unbuttoned, eyes
drift to necklace between breasts—
Pearl, when can you start?

—Nortina


photo by Samuel Zeller
photo by Samuel Zeller

Written for 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

3LineTales: 21st Century Foundlings

behind every book—
a child’s dusty face; foster
home for the abandoned.

–Nortina


photo by Glen Noble
photo by Glen Noble

Written for 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

3LineTales: Aspiring Author

Pot of gold: blue bin
at end of block where I slip
debut manuscript.

—Nortina


photo by
photo by Alyssa Smith

 

Written for new challenge, 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

#3LineTales: Acrophobia

She watches him flip
over railing, somersault
into rocky creek.

—Nortina


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photo by Michael Hull

Written for new challenge, 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?

Three Line Tales: Rags to Riches

Betsy escaped the
slaughterhouse, rose to fame as
Chick-fil-A spokescow.

—Nortina


photo by Annie Spratt
photo by Annie Spratt

Written for new challenge 3LineTales, hosted by Sonya (Only 100 Words). A picture is worth three lines. What tale can you draw?