Twittering Tales – Broken Empathy

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Her instinct told her something was wrong. Then she saw the white powdered glass, like snow that glittered on the path, then the broken window.

What hurt most was the message written in ink across her white kitchen tiles that showed a lack of empathy.

“Thanks for the hospitality”.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge,

see link below:

Twittering Tales #137 – 21 May 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/rdp-tuesday-sub-snow/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/hospitality/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/your-daily-word-prompt-empathy-may-21-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Instinct

 

Special Announcement

Today marks the Anniversary of my Blog!!!

 

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I feel like a student at his graduation! I’m not in this picture though.

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This isn’t me either, but I love the costume!

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This isn’t me either, but I do feel like dancing for joy that I have managed to keep going with my blog for a full 365 days!

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This is me, dressed as a Roman Emperor, taken last year on the Isle of Wight!

 

Initially I was just going to dip my toe into the water, just to check the temperature, but instead, I jumped in.

Writing has always been a passion of mine, but I never really shared much of what I wrote with anyone else. I have now found that Blogging has also become a passion, thanks to the support and encouragement I have received for you.

Thank you to everyone. I was also a bit wary of social media, that it was full of trolls lacking any vestige of empathy, just looking for an excuse to tear people down. Instead, here on WordPress, I have found a great bunch of people who are genuinely caring and supportive.

Thank you all very much.

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/rdp-thursday-temperature/

FOWC with Fandango — Empathy

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/passion/

 

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The Empathy of Aliens – A multiple Word Prompt Story.

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/three-things-challenge-4-july-2018/

Declaration, freedom, fireworks

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/your-daily-word-prompt-mellifluous-july-4th-2018/

Celebrate

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/independence-2/

Independence

FOWC with Fandango — Fireworks

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The Empathy of Aliens

‘When did it all go wrong?’ General Anderson asked herself. 

‘We started off trying to defend our freedom and independence but somehow along the way we have lost ourselves.’

She didn’t voice those concerns out loud. She was sitting at a desk and opposite her was a representative of the enemy. This alien species that had come from nowhere to take over the earth, or reclaim it, so they said. They were tall and willowy with huge heads and pointed craniums. They claimed to have come to earth 6000 years before and had taught the earthlings about agriculture, farming, irrigation and how to build great monuments. They claimed to have taught the Mayans, the Egyptians and other ancient civilisations all their secrets. 

Continue reading The Empathy of Aliens – A multiple Word Prompt Story.