Going home

three line tales week four, photo writing prompt

She had loved the success, the fame, the shallow popularity, but she tired of the fakery.

She quickly packed the tatty rucksack which had accompanied her around Nepal all those years ago, before she lost herself.

She would make a home in some green haven at the end of the rainbow.

I’m late on this one – Sonya’s Three Line Tales, Week 4

18 thoughts on “Going home

    1. I managed to get this one done just before my son turned up. He’s a bit lost becauuse he can’t associate with the ‘friends ‘ he used to see when he was using drugs, and his older friends have all dispersed. Hopefully he’ll make new friends soon…

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          1. Makes me think of The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning.
            They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
            And bit the babies in the cradles,
            And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
            And licked the soup from the cooks’ own ladles,
            Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
            Made nests inside men’s Sunday hats,
            And even spoiled the women’s chats,
            By drowning their speaking
            With shrieking and squeaking
            In fifty different sharps and flats.’

            That poem had quite and affect on me as a child – the unstoppable rats, the children spirited away, the lame boy who is left behind. A truly eerie idea

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            1. I love that story, and I like the moral. Those townspeople should have been grateful, and paid the Pied Piper as promised.
              Russell Brand did a version of the story, and it’s fantastic. The wonderful, ugly illustrations are by Chris Riddell. It’s one of my treasured possessions; a gift from my eldest daughter.

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              1. A moral to us all not to welch on deals. 🙂 Oh, I like Chris Riddell’s illustrations – good isn’t he? My husband bought me a copy of A monster calls by Patrick Ness and the artwork by Jim Kay is similarly beautiful/ugly. BTW, he also bought me Skellig, which I’m in the middle of reading now – very, very good. Thank you for the recommendation 🙂

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                1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying Skellig! I’ll have to put A Monster Calls on my booklist. I know about it, but haven’t read it.
                  I had a lovely collection of children’s picture books, which I gave to my little nephew when I went to Sussex for the summer a couple of years ago. I particularly regret losing Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

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                  1. Ha! Sounds like a good one. Joe used to love Aliens Love Underpants, though I can’t remember the plot 🙂
                    I hope you get to read A Monster Calls – it’s amazing and heartbreaking and kind of hopeful too 🙂

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