Three Line Tales: Incontrovertible

This is a new feature of Sonya @ Only 100 Words – is a writer I thoroughly enjoy following! The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines! I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could be fun for you too!

{Note: Sonya’s updated tag request @ the end of this post!}

TLT week six - people at Tate Modern
photo by Samuel Zeller


Taking a deep breath, I pause; I calm my mind. This is it: the last meeting, the last speech, the last obligatory wave before I begin the next path in my career.

They laugh, think I’m foolishly throwing away the long hours, the sacrifices, the compromises. “Who can lead us with the strength, determination – the concern and passion – like you?” they ask in murmurs as I enter the room. I understand their fear, have lived it; experience tells me this is what they need for their own growth. To follow their own passions, I must lead by example.

“As I transition out of corporate life, into my next act – I challenge you to also stretch yourselves, rise to your better self. I’ve led and mentored many of you for years, now it is your opportunity to pass on what you have experienced, learned, and mold your vision of this place through not only your words, but your actions. You may stumble, fall, but you can make your visions, your dreams, your reality,” I stated. I certainly would.



From Sonya, Week 6 Three Line Tales, Guidelines:

“Check the TLT page for the full guidelines, but here’s the gist:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so we can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!”

18 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Incontrovertible

    1. The image was difficult for me to write about, as I don’t read others submissions until I’ve written my own…this week I totally should have because I saw so many great ones I could have drawn from {will keep that in mind the next time I have a brain stump!}. Thank you for your kind words!


  1. Love your lines. The last is very impressive and inspiring, paving the way for other leaders. And I’m glad she is already creating her future with her past knowledge of leadership. Nice job!

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  2. Wow! I love how you started it a with a bit of anxiety and then the last paragraph ended with firmness and bravery. 🙂 Love this line: “As I transition out of corporate life, into my next act – I challenge you to also stretch yourselves, rise to your better self.”

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    1. I was initially surprised by the darkness in many of the posts, as I write mine prior to reading anyone’s submission. There were some surprisingly upbeat, even love stories, in the mix this week as well. It’s always fun to see what writers come up with!


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