Twittering Tale #37 – 27 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!

The Round-Up – Twittering Tale #36 – 20 June 2017


Photo by Tyler Hendy at

From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:

Yummy kebabs* at last! Hungry eyes looked on, not wanting to disappoint, he called out, “Hey! let’s share it between the two of us”.
(134 characters)

From Michael at Morpethroad:

She said she’d meet me at the last table.
I waited.
It grew late.
She didn’t show.
Humiliation takes on a sad look.
So many having fun.
Not me.
(139 characters)

From Reena at ReInventions:

He had come there after ten years, only to reminisce of old times. Suddenly, he caught sight of the girl in a yellow shirt. He felt the past moving towards him, once again.

From Radhika at Radhika’s Reflections:

The doctor had given up all hope on her ailing child. The mother brought her son out for dinner, probably their last meal together!
(133 characters)

From Di at Pensitivity101:

He sat where they used to sit, ordered what they used to eat, people watched as they used to do.
God, how he missed her.
(119 characters)

From Soul Connection at Through My Heart’s Web:

At same place to celebrate Love Anniversary with same coffee.I am here,sadly you left world.I knw you are always with Me in my Heart n Soul.

From Susmita at Uniquesus:

He was to meet his first love at the old café they used to haunt together decades ago. How would she look now he wondered?
(123 characters)

From Lorraine at in 25 words more or less:

sliver of a van Gogh moment
blurring cafés and centuries
waiting for Theo; waiting for you
turning right to left; death to life
(125 characters; 23 words)

I arrive early; reconnoiter
he is leaning against wall
looking casual
I blend into neon blur
to watch before
we meet; first date
(123 characters; 23 words)

From Michael at Flawed Masterpieces:

I sat waiting for Jerry to arrive with my banana, only to discover a kielbasa. That was when I knew I was in a someone else’s story…

From Stacy at Warning the Stars:

“Ahh,” Jenny greeted each sidewalk cafe the same.
She would unload her books, drink java, and dream beneath the streetlights of the city.
From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:
The man at the bar who brought her a drink was dreamy. She felt love at first sight, but the world started blurring as they stepped outside.
From Sight11 at Journey:

As I walk towards my home..
I see some empty chairs..
Waiting outside of a restaurant…
A smile emerges on my face..
For a person I know..
Is getting Tormented by the same fate..
As these chairs wait for someone..
My wife waits for me..
At our home.

From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:

Excellent brandy!
The far tables were already disappearing.
He ordered another bottle, knowing full well that he would never have to pay.
(137 characters)

From John at Broadsides:

From my driver’s seat I see they drink alcohol, they wear short skirts, and they blaspheme. Infidels! The safety bollards are on the wrong side. I will go to paradise

From Willow at Willowdot21:

Working her tables being the sweetest waitress ever. This was a lucrative hunting area. There’s always plenty of prey for a thirsty Vampire.
(140 Characters )

And starting us off, my tale:

“Great!” she mumbled, before slipping away unnoticed, “Stuart from the mailroom.”
Stuart waited two hours. His blind date never showed.
(136 Characters)

A fine collection of tales this week. As always, we had a variety of takes ranging from romance and melancholy to horror…and there was even one tale that referenced the previous week’s prompt. What fun! Thanks to everyone who joined the challenge. This week a photo I took at the shopping center near my home. These fellows caught my attention. This is not a job I could ever see myself doing. My legs turn to noodles when I am too far off the ground. So tell me, what is their story? Remember 140 characters or less in your tell-all tale. Have fun! See you at next week’s round-up!

Twittering Tale #37 – 27 June 2017


Photo by Kat Myrman

Took the job for the pay and benefits. Now they want us to spy on the public. It’s my last day; training the newbie. If people only knew.


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