Puppet – by Hugh W. Roberts
Zoe watched, horrified, as her older brother cut the strings of her favourite puppet before dropping the scissors to the floor.
“Now you’ll never be able to play with that stupid puppet ever again,” laughed George.
“You’ll never be able to stop me from playing with my stupid puppet ever again,” replied a wide-eyed Zoe, as she watched the puppet pick up the weapon used to cut its strings.
Can you write a three-line tale using the above image?
Written in response to the Three Line Tale challenge hosted by Sonya at Only 100 Words.
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32 thoughts on “Puppet #flashfiction #3LineTales”
Revenge is sweet… Some more “strings” will be cut, it seems.
Who knows what Zoe and the puppet are capable of?
Loved it! 🙂
Something about puppets and ventriloquists creeps me out, Hugh. Nicely done doing so in such few words!
The original ‘Twilight Zone’ has two great episodes that contain ventriloquists, Terri. I don’t mind puppets, but it’s dolls that really freak me out.
Thanks so much. This is a great challenge. You really have to use all the words wisely.
Now that you mention it, yes, I remember those episodes. Well done on these challenges, Hugh!
Love the twist!
Love the idea Hugh – I can’t see the pic tho’.
What a shame the picture didn’t show. I’ve checked the post, and it’s showing for me. Nobody else has mentioned it yet. Have another go by refreshing the page. Hopefully, it’ll work, Caz.
Got it now. And I think the puppet’s got it all wrapped up now x
Surprised third line. Good job, Hugh.
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Miriam.
You’re welcome, Hugh.
I love an unexpected ending, especially when it’s horrific!
Same here. Mix in a little bit of fear, and it’s the jackpot for me.
Kind of justice.
Indeed. But I wonder what the puppet did with the scissors?
Maybe it made papercuts 🤔I think you left enough room for a sequel 😬 😰
So cool. 🙂
Ooh, ending on an ominous note 🙊
Oh that was good and scary all in one! I might have to try this. Thanks Hugh
It’s a great little challenge, Debbie. Really gets you thinking and trying to tell a story (or write a poem) using only three lines.
Puppet on the loose!
Another great title for the story.
Hope you are well, Hughable Hugh!
Yes, all good here, thanks, Ritu.
Revenge of the puppet.
Would have made a great title for the story.
It really would.