Not so sincere #3linetales

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photo by Dominik Martin – here’s a bigger version

“Mommy, Look at this picture I shot just now”, said seven-year old Ethan beaming proudly showing a photo in his Dad’s cell phone to his Mom.

“Wow!Ethan.You are so talented “,replied Jane encouragingly while looking at the photo keenly .

Immediately Jane stormed out of the kitchen to confront her husband about several things: Why he let young Ethan use his cellphone, why he is secretly smoking instead of helping her to prepare for Ethan’s birthday party in the evening,  and most importantly, why he started smoking again after he sounded so sincere when he promised her that he will never smoke again just a week ago.


P.S: The above post is written for two prompts:

1.Daily prompt: Sincere and

2. ‘Three line tales: Week Forty’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.

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Terror Calling #Flash Fiction(FFfAW)

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Joy Pixley. Thank you Joy!

“Dad, Let’s go boating”, his elder son shrieked with excitement.

“First I want ice cream”, his younger son demanded.

“Let’s walk over the bridge and visit the museum before it closes”, his wife suggested.

“Terror Calling..Terror Calling..” beeped his  cell phone.

His boss whom he had nicknamed as “Terror” in his cell phone was calling him on the weekend. His boss bludgeoned his teammates into staying in office for long hours unnecessarily, and working on weekends for trivial tasks. After several months of slogging in this manner, this was the first time he came out to the park with his family.

“Will deal with this on Monday”, he mumbled as he switched off his cell phone and walked his younger son to the ice cream stall.


 

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jahnavi Chintakunta ~ All rights reserved

The above post is written for two prompts : Daily post prompt:Bludgeon and

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers(FFfAW) .Every Tuesday, we are given a photo prompt and we have to write stories of approximately 75-175 words based on the prompt.  Thank you,Priceless Joy, for hosting this wonderful challenge.

Click on the picture below to know more details about this event.

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Reborn at 50 #3linetales

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As she stood at the lighthouse enthralled , the  waves crashing the shore applauded her victory , the cool breeze soothed her past troubles, the vast ocean reflected her free spirit, and  the dark blue sky made the scenery surreal.

At that moment her entire life flashed before her eyes: how her wanderlust rusted while she survived an abusive marriage, raised children, and worked at two jobs to make ends meet; how she secretly kept saving money ; how she left her husband after her children became financially independent; and how she finally got the courage to realize her childhood dream.

Today, on her 50th birthday,with tears rolling down her eyes, she checked off the first place in her World travel itinerary.


P.S: The above post is written for ‘Three line tales: Week Thirty-Eight’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.

That’s how a spooky story started #3linetales

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photo by Ben Rosett – large version here

“The empty swing, the shadow of someone approaching the swing and a white ghost like figure at the far end of the chairs,  – Definitely, it’s a spooky swing!”, gasped his friend  seeing the photo.

The photographer amused with this inference immediately uploaded the photo on Facebook with the title ‘Spooky Swing’ , added the explanation provided by his friend , and that post, which was meant to be a prank , went viral  as a ‘Paranormal sighting’ within few minutes !

“Oh! This is how spooky stories start!”, thought the photographer, who alone knew the truth that the girl who was supposed to sit on the swing left to play with her friends exactly at the moment he clicked the camera.!

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P.S: The above post is written for ‘Three line tales: Week Thirty-Seven’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.

Mom’s time off #3LineTales

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“I too need some rest every day”, thought a Mom , who got exhausted managing her restaurant, and catering to every need of her family.

So, at home too, she hung up a ‘SERVICE’ board at the entrance of her bedroom, instructed her family members that she will be at their service only during specific timings in the day and walked into her room for some peaceful “me” time.

After an hour of undisturbed siesta when she happily entered the living room,she was shocked to see the cluttered house which would take her next 3 hours to clean!

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P.S: The above post is written for ‘Three line tales: Week Thirty-Six’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.

Plan B #3linetales

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“I hope no one sees me” , he worries as he emerges from the taxi.

Half an hour later, a dapper executive at a corporate office is fishing his pockets for his drawer keys when he accidentally pulls out a receipt of the ride in the morning.

He smiles satisfactorily knowing that even if he were to lose his job to the alleged downsizing, he could still rely on the income from his part time job as a taxi driver.

 

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P.S: The above post is written for ‘Three line tales: Week Thirty-Four’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.

 

A new chapter begins …Mommytales

Dear readers,

During the past few months life got busy.  So many things changed in my life. As most of you know, I have a 6 year old daughter who keeps popping up in most of my blog posts. This summer I gave birth to a cute little boy who is now 5 months old. Having two children means twice the work, twice the fun and twice the inspiration to write 🙂 My struggle raising two kids, my musings throughout the day and my passion to write have led me back to this blog. I’ll keep posting tiny tales, ‘Mommytales'( less than 100 words) which twinkle in my brain as I go on with my busy day. I hope you enjoy these mini stories.

As always thanks for taking your time to read 🙂

3 Line Tales – Murder Mystery

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photo by Jesse Orrico – click here for full res image

Empty paper, an ink pen without its lid and burnt marks on the book!

The smart pianist was trying to give us a hint before he got murdered.

Oh My God! Look here. The words within the burn marks on the left side are “James Sullivan” and on the right side are “killed me” : “James Sullivan killed me!”

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P.S: The above post is written for ‘Three line tales: Week Eleven’ challenge by Sonya, the author of ‘Only 100 Words’ blog. Thank you, Sonya, for hosting this challenge. To read more posts for this event, click here.