Twittering Tale #33 – 6 June 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!

Twittering Tale #32 – The Round-Up:


From Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes:

Someone told me once I have dreamy eyes. I dunno. I’ve always thought my legs are my best feature.

From Di at Pensitivity101:

No flies on me mate!

(20 characters)

From Through My Heart Weave at Soul Connection:

I didn’t came for feast.Wanted to see killers of my mate.They still roam free??Ohh..I forgot our life has no value,Humanbeings are supreme.

From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:

Two long hours she had to wait for his arrival.Getting ready in anticipation of her love ,But hey! what did she see, A bug inside a bug?

136 characters

From Reena at ReInventions:

The creature evolved from the amateur experiments in a petri-dish. And now, Sam wondered if an insect or bird would like to be its mate…..

From Michael at Morpethroad:

I see a morsel

unattended, waiting for me.

I’ll watch a moment

Can’t be hasty

those swats do hurt.

To rub and taste its goodness

to have my fill.

(140 characters)

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:

Jim studied the fly for hours on end under the scope. He was CERTAIN it was sending encoded messages to him through his multi-faceted eyes.

From Lorraine at In 25 Words More or Less, THREE tales:

Frederick bugged Lili: his bulging eyes; nasty eating habits; constant buzzing. Babysitting little brothers in public! Like so embarrassing! (140)

Calaxia’s world was multi-faceted. Ever the optimist, she could find joy in a pile of garbage. (95)

The Hollywood buzz on Twitter about rebooting The Fly movie franchise went viral. A female trans-morphed scientist in 2018? Who would she be? (140)

From Francine at Woman Walks Dog:

You fabulous creature – will you dance with me ? Let’s swoop and twirl – just over here – come into my magical, sticky web..

From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:

“Done something with your hair?” Freddie asked.

“Try again!” replied Fiona.

“New dress?” he suggested.

“Wrong. I’ve had new coloured lenses!”

(138 characters)

From Kirst at Kirst Writes:

“What the hell IS that?” She looked up from the microscope

“The virus carrier. This chemical can destroy it. But there are … side effects.”

(138 characters)

Here’s what I came up with:

Was it reincarnation? The way the fly stared at her gave her chills.

John? She asked, as she smacked him wth the swatter to off him a second time.

(140 Characters)

Thank you all for joining the challenge this week. Your tales were all very clever. Some silly. Some bizarre, and some very thoughtful, philosophical even. All this from a close up photo of a fly.

This week switching it up a bit. I think one could go twittering in several different directions with this one. I thought of a few very different scenarios myself. It could be a mystery, a thriller, or simply a happy tale of waiting for a friend to arrive. I’ll leave it up to you. My heart is still heavy over the state of our world. Much love and peace to you all.

p.s. Have fun. We could all use a bit of a diversion. ❤

Twittering Tale #33 – 6 June 2017


“Architecture” from

“Do you see her?”

“Not yet. Settle down. You’ll spoil the surprise.”

Just then, Grandma walked in from the back door.

“Surprise!” she shouted.


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