having wandered off from the festivities without so much as a by-your-leave, for hers was an elegant melancholy that found such revelry abrasive, she made her way to the sun room revealing night sky. she had returned to the solstice tree with its decorations as sparse as the hillside in the coming season, and, while the party raged on high spirits, celebrated with a solitary jubilation. Jane Dougherty’s Microfiction Challenge #25: The Red Tree
Informed of morale plummeting, with its corresponding decrease in productivity and increase in theft of office supplies, the Director of the Agency convened an ad hoc task force to address how best to combat this trend. During that first meeting, after the lethargic participants spent an hour spinning their wheels, the new hire spoke up for the first time. We could paint this place..you know, cheerful puts-a-smile-on-your-face colors. Three Line Tales – Week Forty-One
He awoke fully-clothed in the woods, over an hour away from the comfort of own bed, within the company of a herd of deer. As he propped himself up onto his elbows, one of them stepped in between him and the weak dawn sun. “Relax,” it said, “there’s no place you have to be today.” Sonya’s Three Line Tale Week Thirty-Five Prompt Photo by Rebecca Johnston
I don’t know if we should be seen together…you know, talking like this. But here we are. So, what? Done is done? Something like that. Maybe we’ve just slipped out of their collective awareness. Some files within arms reach, then…buried under new information, regulated to the bottom of the stack. One can hope. One should hope that it wouldn’t take this long to order coffee.
. It’s not far going from here to there as the crow flies. He moved a fingertip from one spot to another on a map seemingly hung on the wall behind the cash register a few decades ago with mismatched thumbtacks. Portions along the creases had begun to fray apart. Of course since you’re on foot that wouldn’t be the case. I envied the crow. Then I resented it, the black-feathered wings turning the world into a […]