Scribblings by Sarah, Stories by Sarah

Best Trip Ever

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The couple loaded up on snacks, paid for their fuel, and giggled together as they wandered back to their combi van.

This was going to be the best trip ever – they just knew it.

Too bad they didn’t see the masked man who’d crawled into the back…

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Only 100 Words, Three Line Tales, Week 80

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Final Siren

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Final siren sounds

Quiet falls upon the crowd

Scoreboard – it’s a draw

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s Note: When I first moved to Victoria, I was somewhat confused (and amused) by the passionate, unwavering loyalty for a person’s AFL team. 17 years on I still find it perplexing but have gotten used to it! On Sunday, my beloved husband was watching Collingwood play Adelaide when the final siren sounded, resulting in a draw. I was amazed to see an entire stadium full of people sitting there, in stunned silence. There were no cheers, no team song, no congratulations, no relief – they almost treated it like a loss! Ahhh, footy. Will I ever understand thee?!?


Prompt: Only 100 Words, Three Line Tales, Week 79

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If the stairs seemed never ending on the way up, they seemed even more so on the way down – his legs felt like jelly.

Even though he knew he would come in dead last, he felt enormously proud of himself for climbing the 88 levels and 1642 steps.

And after all, it was for a good cause and raising much needed funds for two charities.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Only 100 Words, Three Line Tales – Week 78

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Cycling and Sailing

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Racing each other; peddling furiously along the pier, the couple laughed as they felt the wind in their faces and heard the waves crashing below.

As end of the pier loomed closer the man, intent on carrying out his plan, instructed his wife, “On the count of three, slam on the brakes! 1, 2, 3…”

His mouth formed a surprised ‘O’ as he went sailing over the handlebars, realising too late, she’d cut his brakes too.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 75

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The Sleepover

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It was the night of the Grade 2 Sleepover at the school and the teachers had been instructed to push all the classroom furniture aside.

As the first parents and students arrived, the principal soon realised her mistake.

The teachers had pushed the furniture aside alright – but she had forgotten to remind them it was to let the kids in, not keep them out!

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note:  I am literally at a Grade Two Sleepover now…please go to sleep little ones! 

Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 74

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Bright Side

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He hung his head in shame, feeling disappointed he had missed the winning goal – all due to the sun shining in his eyes as he’d made the deciding penalty kick.

The other players had left the field; the winning team whooping and cheering; his teammates tutting and casting him dirty looks.

As he stood alone, the same offending sunlight caught the shine of a $2 coin on the grass near his feet, and he thought to himself, At least I’ve had one win today.

By Sarah ©2017
Prompt: Three Line Tales, Week 73