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 charactercountonline.com.
I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing us a new prompt. Have Fun!
From Reena at ReInventions:
“Why do only a few windows have lights?”
“The source is external. It is how you to choose to project your thoughts on objects and people.”
From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:
Joe looked up and sighed. “I’ve replaced that light twice already! Damn poltergeists!” Dylan grinned slyly and slid the bulb into his pocket.
From Leena at Through My Heart’s Web:
A Girl Evryday Stares At Me Frm Her Room.One Nite She Shouted HELP ME.Locals Said No One Stays Der Aftr Murder Crime,Same Nite Few Yrs Back.
From Sight11 at Journey:
Sounds of Contentment
Incessant water flows
The five lights leak
By apparition of the living..
From Michael at Morpethroad:
We were all drunk. The beer flowed easily.
“Holler for a Marshall” was the catch cry
we rolled on the floor, cracked another
From Fandango at This, That, and the Other:
My room is in the front of the hotel. Look just above the letter H in “House.” Light is on. Can’t wait to see you. Text me when you arrive.
From Di at Sensitivity 101:
The new Scarlet and Bret came to mind when they leased the house to the filmmakers.
Sadly, it was going to be used as a Lunatic Asylum.
From Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes:
Too much Wine&cheese chatter, wifi, TV, Pokemon Go down the hallways. The ghosts moved to quieter more atmospheric premises in an old cinema
From Irena at Books and Hot Tea:
“I still haven’t seen a ghost here,” she consoled the girl.
“You’re right. I’ve lived here one hundread fifty three years, seen no ghosts.”
From Hayley at The Story Files, a nice bit of Flash Fiction. You can read it HERE.
From Kitty at Kitty’s Verses:
News about renovation had reached far and wide.I want to go there one last time, before it becomes unrecognizable, exclaimed Nan.
From Oneta at Sweet Aroma:
Enroll now: Electricians in Training at Downtown Hotel. Plenty of rooms available for on the job training. Apprentices arriving daily.
From Willow at WillowDot21:
Let me show you your room
Don’t be afeared of the gloom
The light switch is over here
You don’t like this room, I don’t give a damn my dear!
From Sandi at Flip Flops Every Day:
Clock is running backward
Toilet continually flushing
bath Water that won’t turn off
That’s the work of gremlins!
From Jim at Jim Adams Author dotcom a Twittering Tale and a bit of Flash Fiction too. You can read the short HERE:
Cop talking with Hotel Mgr. “Remove the flag, take it down at night, or install a light to shine on it so it stays illuminated.”
From Deepika at DeepikasRamblings:
This is the place where I was kept after being kidnapped, said detective Betty. I’m sure we will find our next clue from “Marshall House”
From Francine at Woman Walks Dog:
Like a grand theatre aflame with spotlights:
Act One was noble acts, some sneaky deals
Act Two was roaring rage, backstabbing, enemies made
Act Three is now
From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:
Reveille sounds at six they said
but who would dare to wake the dead
the bugle call was right on time
and Mary’s ghost arose sublime!
From Kalpana at Gemini in the Sky:
“The occupancy rate of Marshall Inn is low. Only six rooms are lighted up.”
“There is no Inn in the entire village.”
And my tweet of a tale starting us off:
She is brick and mortar,
lavish and luxurious,
host to travelers
young and old,
but in her belly
growls a legion,
lost dark souls
Thank you everyone for joining the challenge last week. I loved your spooky, funny, thoughtful tales. There were a few longer stories inspired by the photo as well. I have linked them here so you can hop over for a read.
For this week’s challenge, I headed over to pixabay and found this interesting photo by favoritesunfl. I decided to get a tattoo when I turned 50. Thankfully, I still love it. But I know there are stories of people with tattoo remorse. The reasons people get tattoos are many. Some, for sentimental or romantic reasons, some to remember a lost loved one, some just for the fun of it or as a rite of passage…and there are some who have many and just can’t get enough. So tell me a tale about a tattoo. Remember 140 characters or less. And one more thing…Have Fun! See you next week at the Round Up. 🙂
Twittering Tale #43 – 1 August 2017
“I feel like crap. Damn Tequila. What’s this? A tattoo? Who the hell is Sheila?”
“Morning you. I made coffee.”
“Uh, hi? You must be Sheila…”