Three Line Tales: Nothing Is Green #3Linetales #amwriting #fiction 

Thanks to Sonya of Only 100 Words for hosting 3Line Tales: 


Stephen Wei


1. The walls close in, I cannot breathe; this city makes me feel overwhelmed — claustrophobic — somekind of modern Hell; it surrounds me, I think is this the future? A place which guards and enwraps us with all its conveniences and tiny living spaces — not a single thing is green and alive; we choke on simulated air. 

2. Let me out and let me soar; if I fly down from the top of the city, perhaps, I’ll sprout wings? I only think this though, the birds are all gone, the animals too; here is a carefully calculated society — a dystopia.

3. The buildings rise up high and press against me, make me want to scream for a grassy open field, for a piece of nature that’s imperfect and unreplicated in a lab; nature herself isn’t supposed to be simulated — she is anything but perfect and I wish for the long ago memory of a flower’s velvet pink petal. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

23 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Nothing Is Green #3Linetales #amwriting #fiction 

  1. ghostmmnc September 8, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Ooh good one, Amanda! This photo is so weird, and you’ve told a good story about it! 🙂

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  2. clcouch123 September 9, 2016 / 12:29 am

    You’ve noted and crafted a marvelous theme about the oppressive pressure of the city and the wish (as a thesis) for something truly organic to have. Dystopia. Yes, that’s it.

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    • mandibelle16 September 9, 2016 / 1:06 am

      Thanks Christopher. Yes, when I saw this picture it felt exactly as you saw, oppressive, like you were trapped on all sides.


  3. joyroses13 September 9, 2016 / 2:43 am

    This is great and I identify with it! I went to New York City for the first time and I tell you there were things I enjoyed seeing, but I did feel claustrophobic with all the tall buildings and all the people! Give me the suburbs and country any day!

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    • mandibelle16 September 9, 2016 / 3:20 am

      I have not been there yet, but it’s on my list. I think the crowds would bother me the most. But it would still be somewhere to see. The picture for this prompt just made me feel so closed in. Thanks for commenting 💗

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  4. rosemawrites September 9, 2016 / 3:56 am

    oh my. i can feel the suffocation. this is one relevant piece. i hope we won’t reach that point.

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    • mandibelle16 September 9, 2016 / 4:30 am

      Me too. For sure suffocation, very much a shortness of breathing feeling trapped in this picture. Sonya picked a great one!

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  5. maria September 9, 2016 / 8:49 am

    “nature herself isn’t supposed to be simulated — she is anything but perfect” ~ Oh I love this Mandi and I couldn’t agree more. I hope we don’t get to that point, too.

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  6. creatingahome September 9, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I love the concluding line Number 3. Nature indeed isn’t meant to be simulated.

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    • mandibelle16 September 10, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you Jacqueline. I think this particular city is much more dens than most cuties 🙂

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