Twittering Tales – Everyone’s Talking

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It created a stir when the local theatre group decided to perform a play by a keen new playwright who used poetic license to convey his own take on social media.

It didn’t earn much money but it made the point that on the internet, everyone’s talking but not much is being said.

 

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge. Click the link below to see her post:

Twittering Tales #162 – 12 November 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — License

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/earn/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/rdp-monday-stir/

 

 

Twittering Tales – A Sudden Sun

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For a century they’d lived underground, since the nuclear disaster that blocked out the sun nearly destroying everything.

It took all his bravery to climb up into the ruins. Suddenly, the wind made the window curtains wag. Then, for the first time in a century, the sun shone.

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

Twittering Tales #161 – 5 November 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Window

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/rdp-monday-bravery/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/wag/

Twittering Tales – Lonely Girl.

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She laid out the picnic cloth on the damp ground and passed around the victuals.

It wasn’t the place most people would choose to have a family picnic, among broken tombstones, many just about to keel over, but it was her family plot and she wanted her dearly departed around her.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, click on the link below to see her post:

Twittering Tales #160 – 29 October 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/keel/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/your-daily-word-prompt-victuals-november-4-2019/

 

50 Word Thursday #44 – A Midnight Feast.

IMG_2972.JPGAnd the Words: “The man Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill.” – From Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.

 

The graveyard over the hill had achieved the status of a legend. No one went there after dark, especially at Halloween. It was a shame no one told Jack.

He had an interest in history, someone had mentioned that there were graves in that cemetery that dated back to colonial times. Jack was also fascinated by the supernatural, there were bound to be ghosts. He could smell them.

The man Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill.

He was surprised to see two figures dressed in plain dark clothes with white collars and cuffs. Straight out of olden times.

Then they turned and he saw the grey flesh and murderous eyes.

Jack fell and hit his head. The last thing he heard was an old-fashioned voice calling out “Martha, come and eat these fine tasting victuals” as something bit down on his leg.

 

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This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, click on the link below if you’d like to take part:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/50-word-thursday-44/

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/legend/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/your-daily-word-prompt-victuals-november-4-2019/

 

Twittering Tales – Writing turned Jagged.

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It was 11:54, according to the desk clock, as he sat down to write her a letter.

He now felt this was the only way to mend his broken heart.

His writing changed from its usual regular neatness to something wild and jagged as the poison took effect.

By 12:09 it was all over.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, click on the link below to see her post:

Twittering Tales #159 – 22 October 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/jagged/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/rdp-monday-mend/

FOWC with Fandango — Regular

 

 

Twittering Tales – Take the Plunge

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He used to live in a bubble; his wall plastered with positive signs to help him on the road ahead.

He’d felt trapped, wanting to scream. In order to live you have to step into reality.

Looking back, he’d made the right choice, there are no greater regrets than for a life unlived.

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This tale was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, click on the link below:

Twittering Tales #158 – 15 October 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

 

FOWC with Fandango — Ahead

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/bubble/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/rdp-monday-scream/

 

 

Twittering Tales – Among Us.

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It was the largest telescope, built to find extra-terrestrial life.

A waste of money, in my humble opinion.

Why bother trying to find aliens, when they’d already found us?

They were already walking shoulder to shoulder among us, their kindred had infiltrated the White House.

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

Twittering Tales #157 – 8 October 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/kindred/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/rdp-monday-humble/

FOWC with Fandango — Shoulder

 

Twittering Tales – Barely believable

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 As they drove along the quiet forest road, Dorothy was startled to see something waving ahead. She’d seen hitch-hikers before but not like this one.

A huge bear was waving her down!

She considered herself a nature lover so she decided to stop.

What’s the worst that could happen?

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This tale was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, click on the link to see her post:

Twittering Tales #156 – 1 October 2019

 

I have also included (in the title) the Word of the Day prompt:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/barely/

 

Twittering Tales – The Serenity that comes before.

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He sat on the railway bridge and felt a moment of serenity.

And smiled as he considered that Life was so full of vapid worthlessness; an entity of nothingness; a rotting fungus living parasitically on time.

He took a deep breath, nothing drastic, then fell under the 8:29 train.

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This tale was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge:

Twittering Tales #155 – 24 September 2019

It was also written for the Tuesday Writing Prompt from the Go Dog Go Cafe, where the word prompt was Serenity:

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge September 24, 2019

 

I have also incorporated the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/drastic/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/your-daily-word-prompt-entity-september-26-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Vapid

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/rdp-thursday-fungus/

 

Twittering Tales: The Legacy

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When Grandad died, he left a note and a key.

It said, “In my trunk in the attic is the world greatest treasure.”

They wondered, Is it a load of cash or some arcane knowledge?

When they opened it, inside was only a clock, a subtle message to enjoy life while they can as time flies.

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

Twittering Tales #154 – 17 September 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/rdp-monday-subtle/

FOWC with Fandango — Cash

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/knowledge/