Fiction

Three lines tale: Storyteller

He had never seen the sea, ever, he had lost his eyesight before that opportunity but his ears were sharp enough to distinguish every possible musical note even the ones which emanated from the deep abyss of the sea and surfaced only with the unruly waves of the ocean.

That is how he recognized everyone, from their notes, their sounds revealed the untold stories which sat like a heavy burden on their chests.

He had heard countless stories in his life, buried deep inside people’s hearts and now, everyday, he unburdens their souls by weaving a melodious rendition from their unheard tales, wondering if anyone listens.


Written in response to the Three Line Tales, Week 234 prompt by Sonya. Image courtesy: Calum MacAuley

25 thoughts on “Three lines tale: Storyteller”

  1. I am still thinking whether the man is gifted to have oodles of stories of people and life picturing them in his mind with the mere sound or cursed, as he listens a soothing sound and yet can’t see the source.
    And here I am with my eyes closed and trying to experience what does it feels like to imagine the space around own self just by listening to it. A beautiful postπŸ™‚

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    1. Gifted or cursed, it depends on the perspective, sometimes! We can all but only try to get a sense of what people without the sense of sight feel.
      Thank you very much, I am glad you liked it. πŸ™πŸ€—πŸŒ»

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      1. Yes, you are so welcome my friend. So glad to hear from you Bulbul. Congratulations on how well the magazine is doing. What a blessing. Have an amazing week. Love to you Joni. πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ€—

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  2. Akanksha, this is so interesting, I read it several times over, it’s lovely, and what I gather from it is my idea of what it’s like if one were to write fiction.

    “He had heard countless stories in his life, buried deep inside people’s hearts and now, everyday, he unburdens their souls by weaving a melodious rendition from their unheard tales, wondering if anyone listens.”

    Amazing!!

    And….not sure if you want any constructive criticism, so feel free to delete this part, but I personally find it difficult to read all-boldfaced text (or anything other than plain text for that matter). That might just be me though, and not the bulk of your readers. I see this kind of thing a lot around WP, but since you’re a true blog-friend thought I’d mention it.

    So so so so happy to see a post from you again!! Love. πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸ™ŒπŸ™

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    1. Ahh!! I was eagerly waiting for your comment and your words made my day!! Thank you so much πŸ’•πŸ’•, truly appreciate it.
      And maybe I haven’t said this enough but I love constructive criticism, without that it is hard to grow your skills. And I would be ecstatic to get some from someone of your calibre!!
      Thanks for telling me this, personally (like a true novel reader) I hate anything other than plain text as well. But people seem to be digging it, lately and someone mentioned about the font being hard to read. Therefore, I tried something new but absolutely going to change it ASAP πŸ˜…πŸ˜…. And please never shy away from voicing your thoughts to me, just give it to me straight. I would be honoured. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„β€οΈπŸ™πŸ’™πŸ–€πŸ»
      Thank you again for the detailed comment those are hard to find. Means a lot to me. Much love β€οΈπŸ˜β€οΈπŸ™πŸ™

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      1. Ah bless you for this amazing reply. Thanks so so much for being such a fantastic constructive-criticism-receiver, haha. You are the best. And very complimentary also, which definitely encourages me to do this more hehe. :)) πŸ˜†πŸ’ž Ultimately we have to please ourselves in our art… so if someone loves boldfaced text, they should use it, but I agree, it’s always helpful to take in outside perspectives, and yet also learn sort the stuff that speaks to our own hearts from the general “noise”; that helps us grow. πŸŒ±πŸŒ»πŸ˜πŸ”† So glad to know you here. πŸ™πŸ™Œβ€οΈ

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