TLT – Pursued

Posted: September 1, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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His skin is coated in tattoos, his head hidden by the shadows of a black hood, his fingers covered in gleaming rings, his muscles like a bull elephant’s, and she is certain – absolutely certain – that he has been following her for a block now. There’s no time to run as he catches up to her and puts that large, ringed hand on her shoulder.

“You dropped your wallet back there,” he says, handing it to her.

For Three Line Tales. Thanks to Sonya for running the challenge and Alex Hockett for providing the prompt photo!

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    I love this. I consider many tattoos a kind of personal art and think it’s unfortunate we always associate them (especially many of them) with a person being bad. I bet she was surprised 🙂

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    You did really well here, subverting our idea of what was going to happen, proving your female character (and us) wrong when we judge by looks. A really good little tale

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  3. afairymind says:

    Love it! We make so many assumptions about people depending on the way they look and dress, but they’re not always accurate. 🙂 Really nicely done.

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  4. This is the second one I’ve read today using the same image and has taken the same side of the perception coin. Isn’t it sad, how the words sees dirt in beauty.

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