5 Lines from the Establishment Couple (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 80

Apologies to our host, Sonya, who may bar me from 3LineTales—I had to have 2 extra lines for this one ūüôā

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Stella:¬† “Oh no, my worst dream has come true… Frank!¬† The hippies are back.”

Frank:¬† “The van is sparkling clean…that has to be a good sign.”

Stella:¬† “Probably just means somebody’s parents passed away, and they’ve come into some money for a brand new peace-drugs-and-love nest.”

Frank:¬† “Come on, Love—where’s your Christian grace and tolerance?”

Stella:¬† “Packed in that box with the beads and mood ring I gave to the church charity drive…”

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Limited Accommodations (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 78

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Stairway to Heaven?…good grief, most of us are seniors…surely there must be ‘disabled’ accommodations…

Hello?¬† Could somebody tell me—is there an escalator or elevator?

Oh well…guess stairs are better than old Jacob’s rickety Ladder…

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Enviable Illusions (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 76

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Girls like her—pretty and popular—some made the covers of magazines I bought with my allowance.

I knew I couldn’t be them, would never look like them, and that was fine.

All I wanted was what I believed they possessed inside—what made them glow and shimmer beyond their summer tans and perfect teeth—a happy life, for that would be success.

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Best Friends Forever (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 75

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We’ve met here every summer since we were six and became instant best friends; we marvel in whispers at the same things; laugh at each other’s jokes; share “weird-family” secrets and stories while eating cherry or banana popsicles together.¬†

This year, after nagging our parents to death, we’ve got matching bicycles; and having officially become “women”, we drool over older boys as we wonder what sex is really about.

Today we’ve shed our bright bikini bathing suits and jumped into perfect July-warmed water; shrieking at our brave and scandalous midday nakedness, we vow to be best friends forever…still skinny-dipping when time has aged us like wrinkled prunes.

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The Bookish Connection

Once more I’m featuring my brilliant young friend, PH—if you’re unfamiliar with him, do visit his blog, and he’ll give you the most beautiful smile of warm-heart welcome!

Its PH

This post is written for Three Line Tales Week 74 hosted by Sonya. The challenge is to write a three line tale for the supplied image.

tltweek74 Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash

They said society was a complex system.

They said something about crowd dynamics.

Happiness was in chairs, tables and a huge hall of organized books.

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School’s Out

Three Line Tales, Week 74

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Another school year rolled up, placed in storage.

Survivors—chairs and desks—breathe sighs of relief,

Savoring the sweet silence till the bell rings after Labor Day.

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Summer Heat Intolerant (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 73

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Come summer I wish to move soul’s belongings, live beneath refreshing sprinkler’s rainbow sheen

Which blurs, cools over-heated world around me, and within…

I don’t care if, by September, I’m a wet wrinkled prune.

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