microfiction

Twittering Tale: Grandma’s Chest

The chest lay untouched.

All us cousins knew we weren’t to go near it. Grandma had made that clear. However, on a boozy night, our curiousity got the better of us. I accepted the dare to open it. There lay grandpa’s corpse, one eye staring at us.

A knife plunged through the other.


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #154 – 17 September 2019

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Twittering Tale: Golden Sun

I peeked through my window blinds.

The city was bathed in the golden rays of the morning sun. It was pretty, but there was nothing out there for me. No cause to step out. In fact, I doubt anyone had any reason to step outside now.

But, the radiation was reason enough to stay in…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

Microfiction: Disturbed Zone

These are lonely roads that I ride on.

No vexing women and no malevolent men.

This is my zone, my place of tranquility.

A chance to get away from death.

But sometimes, it follows me, in the form of bandits.

At these times, I let my pistols do the talking…


Prompts:

50 Word Thursday #36

Six Sentence Story – Zone

Three Line Tale: Snake Show

Come one, come all to my snake show, and yes it is absolutely safe and free.

I need a volunteer and you will do perfectly ma’am, see how my snake shows affection by hugging you.

So, that’s fifty dollars, not for the show, that is free, but the fee is only so that my slithering friend here loosens his grip…


Prompt:

Three Line Tales, Week 188

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Twittering Tale: Data

She read the data.

It had taken hours to upload it all. After the main servers were systematically taken out one by one, it was up to her to safeguard the backup data. She could not trust other agents and so she had stored the data in the most secure location:

Her android brain…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #152 – 3 September 2019

Microfiction: 50th Time Lucky?

The sirens howled.

By now, everyone in the room was used to the noise.

Everyone looked at the giant screen in front.

The air was thick with tension and excitement.

This was their 50th attempt, and they had to make good on it this time.

“Right boys, countdown to ten…”


Word Count: 50

Prompts:

50 Word Thursday #35

Six Sentence Story – Howl

Twittering Tale: Hidden

He is coming for me.

I can sense his approach and his thirst to find me. I am the last one left, and all that stands between him and victory. None have beaten him till now. But I will be the first one to defeat him.

All I have to do is stay hidden, in this game of hide and seek…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019