TLT –A World of Rectangles

Posted: September 8, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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A photo by Steven Wei. unsplash.com/photos/g-AklIvI1aI

They were rectangular buildings around a rectangular stretch of flat, featureless artificial grass, a world of straight lines and right angles.Under the light of the city’s false sun, they’d built it, carefully planned and structured down to the last detail, but soon found that the people were driven insane by its orderly construction and perfection.

Humans need a little madness to stay sane.


This is for Three Line Tales Week Thirty-Two. Thanks to Sonya for running the challenge and Steven Wei for providing the prompt photo!

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Comments
  1. Lynn Love says:

    Oh, how wonderfully true this it! In light of the fact we’re having a lot of new tower blocks built near where I live, I couldn’y agree with this statement more. Give us a little, natural chaos or we’ll all go mad. Great write

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  2. Singledust says:

    Articulate and precise….we all need a little madness to appreciate sanity. Too much structure and we feel our links unravelling….really nice read.

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  3. Jenn says:

    I love it. I definitely get a scifi vibe from the picture. It’s too perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. bikurgurl says:

    Perfection in the imperfection 😉

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