Three Line Tales: A Thousand Was Not Enough #fiction #amwriting #3LineTales

Thanks to Sonya of Only 100 Words for hosting #3LineTales. 


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Scattered in vivacious colors, a thousand was not enough, but would’ve a thousand paper cranes healed you, done anything? I guess they weren’t for you, they were for me, to keep my hands busy as your eyes glassed over and the pain meds kicked in; they stopped me from crying out from asking, why you didn’t even try to heal, for you, for me. I leaned over your bedside the paper cranes around us and you gave me a half grin with your dimpled cheek, somehow there when all other reserves of flesh were gone; then you were gone before I could  memorize your last smile. 


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9 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: A Thousand Was Not Enough #fiction #amwriting #3LineTales”

    1. Hi Oneta,
      I’m happy you liked this piece. When I was in elementary school there was a book we read in grade 3 I think called ‘A Thousand Paper Cranes’ and I believe the story was true or there was some truth to it. I know this child was trying to make 1000 paper cranes so a loved one would live. Cancer I think. It was a sad story and it’s the bases of this piece. I’ve been lucky enough not to have experienced yet.
      Have a wonderful weekend Oneta!


    1. Thanks JR. I believe when I was in elementary school they had a book called a Thousand Paper Cranes, probably a true story too I think. I just remember it was a sad one so that’s what I went for. Glad u enjoyed 🙂 How’s Dewey’s book coming along?


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