Ignorance (Three Line Tales)

“Dude,” began Jackson as he ashed the spliff the trio had shared, and opened the tee-pee flap, “this is—like—exactly how the Indians used to live…”

“They seriously had a sweet life—camping in the great outdoors whenever they wanted,” Chimed in Chris without looking up from the live-stream of the Washington football game on his phone.

Shoveling a monstrous handful of artery-clogging, heart attack flavored chips into his mouth and tossing the bag to the ground, T.J. observed, “It’s crazy they ever wanted to give this up…”

Written for Three Line Tales, Week Twenty-Six

photo by Maher El Aridi – here’s the full-size version



  1. cestlavieladypatience · July 28, 2016

    I almost went into history on that last line. lol


  2. Sonya · July 28, 2016

    Ah, ignorance is bliss, eh? You did a fab job here highlighting how little they know. Nicely done!


  3. Lynn Love · July 28, 2016

    Very funny! So easy for us all to be surrounded by trees and fields and imagine we know what it was like for our forefathers. Yep, they had less pollution, but their lives were hard and often short.
    Terrific mickey take there. Love it

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    • Nick Anthony · July 28, 2016

      On long hikes and out camping I always have to remind myself that it’s nothing compared to actually having to live in the wilderness

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      • Lynn Love · July 29, 2016

        Absolutely. Most of us still have sattelites and emergency crews to save us if we’re really in trouble too.


  4. Jane Dougherty · July 28, 2016

    Funny, but sad too.


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