Twittering Tales #11 -3 January 2017



About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less.

If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt.

Have Fun!🙂


Here are the results for Twittering Tales #10 based on this photograph from last week:


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We had some great stories this week. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Here’s the roundup!

First to cast a line or two 🙂 was Michael at Morpethroad:
You think you can cast it that far?

Easy peasy do it in my sleep.

Go on then.

Ouch and darn it. Can you get the hook out of my bum?

Told you so.
(140 Characters)

Next in line was Joy from the blog Poetry Joy.
They rest the rod, because
man is more than the fish
he caught. Sometimes you
need to shoot the breeze, watch
waves roll and fish swim free
(137 characters)

Then from Lorraine at her blog frilly freudian slip:
John and Gilbert were fishing for mermaids. The gals were in season, and the lads had licenses from the marriage bureau at City Hall.
(133 characters)

Sonali jumped in with this tale at Howling with the Wolf:
“Wonder what happened to my love message in a bottle?”

Thinking guiltily of the one he stole to keep under his bed, he said “Probably Lost”
(139 characters)

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger …mermaids? 🙂 :
“They say if you squint at that rock at this time of day, you can see the mermaids on it.

“But I don’t see squat.”

“Put in the pole, buddy.”
(139 Characters)

And finally, here’s Pat’s tale from her blog Black Cat Alley:

“You netted a real live one the other night.”

“Yup, but it cost me a king’s ransom.”

“How so?”

“She was a hooker.”
(111 Characters)

And mine…the one that got away…

“She got away, dad.”

“Well son, years from now you’ll remember her bigger than life when you tell it.”

“I doubt it. She wasn’t the one.”
(138 Characters)

I really enjoyed these tales. I’m so glad you all are twittering with me each week.

Now for this week’s prompt, initially I had visions of that “Farmer’s Only” dating commercial when I saw it (as well as the unfortunate theme song-earworm rattling around in my head). But I was still intrigued by the photo enough to take my twitter tale a different direction. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with! The photo is below:


Twittering Tales #11 – 3 January 2017


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“Come on Jon, hurry!” Sue took his hand.

There was a huge flattened area under a tree.

“I swear, I saw Bigfoot here!”

“Right…” Jon laughed.”

kat ~ 3 January 2017
(140 Characters)

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