Inkblots on My Heart

Chuck’s Challenge this week: A Three-sentence story. The briefer, the better.

A few months back we had a similar challenge to tell a story in just 100 words. On that day, I cut loose and churned out five disparate stories with a common theme. This challenge felt like another exercise in letting fly with whatever came to mind and rolling with whatever sounded good. I had hoped to come up with at least three or four ideas again, for a smattering of takes on the topic. But I got stuck on just one idea, and nothing else seemed to take shape. So for now, it’s just the one.

Inspired by the Cake song “Short Skirt, Long Jacket,” here’s “Inkblots on My Heart”.


Inkblots on My Heart

They fell in love when he borrowed her pen. For a while, they wrote their sweet romance on the walls. But the girl next door had a really nice set of ballpoints.