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Twittering Tale: Their Culture

“Oh God! Are we really going there?”
Yup.
“You realise they are uneducated tribals right?”
Yes. Very little is known about them. We can learn and share their culture with the world.
*2 hours later*
“Is keeping us locked in cages a part of their culture?!”
So is cannibalism, I’m sure…


Character Count: 28

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019

Photo by David Reed

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Twittering Tale: Miracle Pool

The pool had earned a solid reputation.

Its waters slowed aging. The rich flocked to swim in the pool. They paid the hefty entry fees and swore by the effects. Only years later did they discover the village drainage pipes connecting to the pool.

The villagers avenged their past….


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #146 – 23 July 2019

Twittering Tale: Deal

I waited for the old man to finish reading.

He looked at me and smiled.
“I’m glad for this offer. I’ve wanted to get rid of that piece of land for many years now. Are you sure though? The land is useless.”

I nodded and smiled as he signed the papers.

We had a place for the bodies…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #145 – 16 July 2019

Twittering Tale: Intervention

I’m the only one against the idea.

Everyone else seemed okay with it. We wait in the kitchen while the two sort out their differences outside. I’m unsure about leaving the two unsupervised. With them things tend to fly out of proportion.

Thank God, this party has a no-guns theme…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #144 – 9 July 2019

Three Line Tale: The Castle

The castle still stands, as it did a thousand years ago.

It has seen all the faces of war, and the evolution of human weapons from swords and bows to tanks and guns.

Yet, it chose never to intervene with its armies, remaining hidden from the greedy eyes of humans; which is why it still remains standing…


Prompt:

Three Line Tales, Week 179

Twittering Tale: Dream Come True

I enjoyed my job.

It didn’t pay much, but being in a garage let me be close to cars. Sometimes, I would get to lay my hands on some exotic models. When the Beetle was brought in, it was a dream come true.

However, finding the cash stash underneath truly made my dreams come true…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #143 – 2 July 2019

Three Line Tale: Standstill

Monday mornings are already the worst, and when you get stuck in the traffic on your way to work, the rage goes one step beyond.

The traffic was at a standstill and I like all the other irate, curious commuters, put my head outside the window and deciphered the source : The lady in yellow.

Gorgeous enough from head to toe, the actress had brought cars to a standstill, not for any shoot or event, but only for her vanity walk; Curses!!!


Prompt:

Three Line Tales, Week 177

Twittering Tale: Transplant

Well, this wraps it up. Congrats on another succesful transplant, doc.

“Thanks! It a tough one.”

Coz you were operating on your ex wife, using an experimental method?

“Yes, my friend. You see, she always called me a dog. I want to see how she deals with possessing a dog’s heart…”


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #142 – 25 June 2019

Twittering Tale: I Spy

Spying is fun.

My new neighbour is so cute. I wonder what she’s looking for on her terrace. I think I’ll fit in here, need to have a closer look. Yum. Her husband is one lucky man. Wait, isn’t that him? Why’s he tied? What! Did she just knife him?

Shit! I’m stuck and she’s seen me.


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #141 – 18 June 2019

Three Line Tale: Target Practice

Control your breathing and calm your nerves, lads, just like we practiced.

Hold the bow firmly and keep your aim steady, and release when you feel you are ready to hit the target.

Don’t let those eyes begging you to miss, distract you from your goal of executing traitors, and put an arrow right between those eyes…


Prompt:

Three Line Tales, Week 176
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