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

Twittering Tales #120 – A Face in the Window

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She was just a face in the window.

She was always there when he passed at 8:15 on his way to work.

He often thought she was looking at him, but whenever he came close, she looked away.

The sight of her face always cheered him up.

One day he’d get the courage to go in and say hello.

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This was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, and it is meant to complement the story she wrote herself. Click here to read her story:

Twittering Tales #120 – 22 January 2019