Twittering Tale #39 – 4 July 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 Tales #38 – The Roundup

From Michael at Morpethroad:
It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.
Songs in my head but I want off now.
Whose idea was this?
My feet long for the earth.

From Soul Connection / Through My Heart’s Web:
Between Earth And Sky My Life Is Hanging. Can’t Afford Being Scared Of Heights. But Happy With The Feeling Being Above All,As If Am Flying.

From Di at Pensitivity101:
‘Hope you’ve got a head for heights!’ he shouted.
Damn sibling rivalry. I’d never live this down.

96 characters

From Sight11:
Hanging themselves..
To transmit..
Lives in our homes..

From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:
Running down from the mountains, they made their way to the top of the tower. Jeff! this will be a perfect challenge for our contestants.
137 characters

From Sarah at By Sarah:
Pokemon Go is attracting controversy for contributing to various accidents, as well as becoming a public nuisance at some locations…

From Lorraine at In 25 Words More or Less:
What goes up, must come down??!!
Gravity is nine-tenths of the law; safety-gear and padding the other tenth.

(107 characters; 18 words)

From Radhika at Radhika’s Reflection:
They were the masters at climbing the tower during their college days. Today, on their 25th alumni meet, they still enjoyed it as much.
135 characters

From Monika at Monika Sharma – A Unique Advisor:
In the afternoon of summer when I work on a tower hanging with the help of harness far above the ground i think i will go home and ask my son to construct the same tower for me.

From Reena at ReInventions:

I’ve lived in ivory towers with silver spoons in my mouth. But this is downright scary. No minions to support me below, and the wind bites.
(139 characters)

From Susmita at Uniqueus:
“Oh! The lunatic is climbing up the tower. Look at him waving his hands. I hope he doesn’t do anything drastic. Need to call the police.”
135 Characters

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:
Andy just needed this one jump to get his BASE license (Building, Antenna, Span, Earth). Little did he know he’d receive it posthumously.

From Willow at Willowdot21, two tales :
Clear blue skies= safety, driving rain not so much, snow & fog = danger. As linesmen we work all weather. Sadly Jan didn’t see the ice.

Never argue with the guy up top he keeps you safe I only made that mistake once. Didn’t survive the fall. He said my wire frayed.

From Weena at Teleporting Weena:
1,000 steps left to reach the Promised Land
100 steps left to reach the Promised Land
50 steps left to reach the Promised Land
1 step le….ZAP

140 Characters

From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:
He’d checked 3 times now and he was certain. There were 3 nuts, 5 bolts, and 17 washers missing.
No other option, he’d have to take it back!

(140 characters)

From Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes:
Evening, the crowd dispersed but both refused to come down.
“I won’t let you have her.”
“She loves me best.”
“I named her.”
“But she’s my cat!”

From Maniparna at Scattered Thoughts:
His attacker was right behind, chasing him. He was rising up fast. “I would rather finish myself than to succumb”, he whispered.
(129 characters)

From Sangbad at Thoughts of Words:
He looked up. His son is at the perfect height. He look at the horizon–second generation ends, third starts today. Proud of you, my boy…
(139 Characters)

From Francine at Woman Walks Dog:
I’m Pete he’s Jo. We needed the work. He’s new, scared of heights. Like him. One minute he’s above me next he’s stepping off into the serene blue sky. Then silence.

From Oneta at Sweet Aroma:
Take a break, sit and muse. Remembering third grade when the monkey bars were a challenge. Fun then, fun now! For this I get paid!
136 Characters

And starting us out last week, my take:
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.
138 Characters

Thank you everyone for a great collection of tales! I love what you did with this photo prompt. So much variety this week. We had linemen, legacies, philosophical reflections, sibling rivalry and competition for the love of sport and the love of a cat, and a few nightmarish tales of untimely demises…electrifying and dizzying! You all really tweeted this one to infinity and beyond and took us to new heights! (Couldn’t resist! 😉)

For this week, a photo of a bridge by Ottavio at What do you see? A tale of adventure or suspense or does the bridge represent a stirring life’s reflection? I trust you. Though I’m not sure I trust this bridge! Have fun! See you at the roundup next week!

Twittering Tale #39 – 4 July 2017

Photo by Ottavio at

“Where’s Sophie?! Oh god!”

“It won’t hold you Sue. See if she’ll come back to you.”

“Come to mommy Sophie. Come…”





“Got her!”

139 Characters

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