twittering tale

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

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Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

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

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Twittering Tales #152 – 3 September 2019

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

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Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019

Twittering Tale: My Aching Body

The corridor was silent.

I could hear the creaking of my body with every step I took. It ached everywhere. The tests had been heavy. Sure, I’d read the terms and conditions before signing up for this, but the money offered had hastened my reading.

Damn those experimenting aliens…


Character Count: 280

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Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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