Twittering Tale #34 – 12 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 #33 – The Round-Up


“Architecture” from

From Michael at Morpethroad:

All was in readiness
The trap had been set.
Settle back, be patient.
The prize well worth the trouble.
A promotion rested on this success.
(140 characters)

From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:

Two made a couple and the bench was perfect sit out for the both of them. Stealing a glance from above, he let out a sigh, One! is a loner.
139 characters

From Soul Connection at Through My Heart’s Web:

Everyday I used to secretly glance at you.
Never expressed my Love as you were married.
Today for d last time I will see You..
Sadly in coffin.

From Shweta at My Random Ramblings:

He peeked through the blinds,
camera in hand,
careful not to make any sound.
He was determined,
to snap a photo of the rather elusive Blackbird.
(140 characters)

From Willow at Willowdot21:

How long had he been out? The square was empty. Time to go she decided, just then she saw his car.Damn too late quickly she re hid her case.
(140 Characters)

From Reena at ReInventions:

The sun had set, and it was time for him to move out in his dark black suit. Another night of terror, another night of crime …. nobody knew Dr. Jekyll was really Edward Hyde.
(140 characters)

From Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes:

The upstairs neighbour who spends every weekend partying hasn’t taken up his usual seat yet. Hope the varnish doesn’t dry too quickly.

From Michael at Flawed Masterpieces:

Mary looked out the window, hoping for her own little peeping Tom. Just as she looked, she felt the tingling sensation of her late husband.

From Di at Pensitivity101:

Of course he wasn’t paranoid.
Someone had moved the bench, that’s all.
(69 characters)

From Patty at PJTemple:

I bought a unit overlooking the bench where we first kissed. I know she said it was over, but I just had to be close to her somehow.

From Barbara at Teleporting Weena:


50 years locked in your room
50 years your curse from the moon

The curse was lifted today
Twitching back the curtain,
She smiled
(Character count 125)

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:

His monochrome world was driving him insane. Each day, he took one peek through the blinds, wishing for that technicolor Oz moment. Alas.

From Sangbad at Thoughts of Words:

why the evening is so serene…where the kids have gone…oh, blimey…they’ve gone to war…but, then who’re ascending…shadowy figures…
(140 characters)

From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:

She hoped to see who kept leaving food on the doorstep. I do hope there’s fewer beans this week she thought, dashing to the loo yet again!
(138 characters)

From Nicola at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller:

She never was good at hide and seek but the stakes had never been this high before. In her current mood, I’d be a fool to underestimate her.

From Diganta at Plastic Souls…A bit of flash fiction inspired by the photo that you should have a look at. It’s a really nice read. Thanks Diganta! Click HERE.

From Susmita at Uniquesus

The nattily dressed stranger sat on the bench of their alley every evening. “What must be keeping him away today?” thought Judy.
(131 characters )

From Oneta at Sweet Aroma:

They say I’m in my son’s house
Too old to live alone
They say he’ll care for me
But I know that cannot be.
My son is a baby – he is only three.

From Francine at Woman Walks Dog:

‘Ha ha – my cunning clues worked, led them Them straight here into my trap…
thought they could cheat me eh? Their turn to feel sorry”

and starting us off, my tweet tale:

“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.

Just as I had suspected, there were quite a few tales lurking behind the curtain this week. We had a bit of romance, intrigue, mystery, horror, drama, tragedy, and comedy. Well done! You all are awesome! So many different takes on this photo. Thanks so much for joining the challenge.

This week, I found this odd photo at by photographer, stevepb. See what you can make of it! Does it look like the greatest thing since sliced bread to you…or something horrible? Have fun my friends! See you at the Round-Up next week! 🙂

Twittering Tale #34 – 12 June 2017


Photo by stevepb at

“Banangers?!” Emily screeched, “You’re insane Tom!” 
“But it’s brilliant Em. GMO meat trees will be the new superfood.”
“I think I’ll pass!”

(138 Characters)


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