twittering tale

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

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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

Twittering Tale: Midnight Snack

I hate this.

These midnight hunger pangs are the worst. I have to get out from my cozy bed and go all the way to the kitchen, in darkness, because I don’t want to disturb my sleepy eyes. It’s scary. What if there’s something in the shadows?

And even worse, what if it wants my food?


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #136 – 14 May 2019

Twittering Tale: The Storm

Red alert has been sounded.

All the citizens have retreated into shelters. It is a pointless endeavour. I stand at the top of the tower, looking straight at the approaching storm. Storm of the century they call it. What fools! This is just the first one.

The first of my storms…..


Character Count: 280

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Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019

Twittering Tale: Secret Letters

It was difficult breaking into here, I hope it’s worth it.

A world leader he may be, but his room is just as messy as the next person’s. I guess even his secretary is not allowed in here. Let me look around.
Ah! What’s this now? Military letters? No, Love letters.

What a scandal!


Character Count: 278

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #134 – 30 April 2019

Twittering Tale: Astral Fungus

Starboy to earth.

Seems to be some kind of fungal growth. I think the satellite needs a nice scrub. I have the tools here. Beginning procedure.
Yuck! Now it’s all over my suit, and it’s spreading fast. Starboy requesting immediate extraction. Suffocating.

Belay request. All’s good.


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #133 – 23 April 2019

Twittering Tale: Payphone

This payphone.

All those years ago, I remember I would stand here and call her. She used to stay in the adjoining building. We would sneak chats whenever we could. One day, a great fire broke out here. She didn’t survive.

I can still listen to her voice, on the payphone receiver…


Character Count: 280

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #132 – 16 April 2019

Twittering Tale: Downpour

The rain is pouring down hard.

I do usually love the rain. However, today it has completely ruined my plans. It was all going well until now. The takeoff has been delayed. How will my plan be executed now?

I just can’t hijack a grounded flight…


Character Count: 245

Prompt:

Twittering Tales #131 – 9 April 2019

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