Twittering Tale #55 – 24 October 2017


About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less. 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 a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun! I know it can be a challenge squashing an entire tale into 140 characters (spaces and punctuation included), but it feels so good when you are able to make it work…just ask some of these awesome writers below. They’re expert Tweeters! 🙂

Twittering Tale #54 – The Roundup


Photo by StockSnap @

My continuing tale from the previous week:
Part 2…
“It’s my Captain Midnight’s Secret Decoder Ring!”
“You dragged me here for a stupid kid’s ring?”
“I did.” He knelt on one knee, “marry me?”
(139 Characters)
(p.s. I can’t leave you hanging this week…she said yes.

From Reena at ReInventions:
“That’s interesting! The light blurs the view, rather than sharpen the focus.”
“It’s not just external light, but the filter you apply.”
(135 characters)

From Fandango at This, That, and the Other:
Please, I’m begging you, you need to find me and get me out of this cold, damp, dark room before I lose my freakin’ mind. Get me outta here!
(140 characters)

From Hayley at The Story Files:
It was her only source of comfort in the dank basement but it also showed her a view of an outside world she could never be a part of again.

From Di at Pensitivity101:
You have to see this view with a room.
The sunrise is awesome.
61 characters.

From Michael at Morpethroad:
Daylight brings belief.
Lost, alone, cold and miserable,
I look for succor from the suns rays
The darkness stays with me
Maybe soon?

From Sandi at Flip Flops Every Day, a catch-up from the previous week and a picture from
From Week 53:
“Sorry, your newly built home is not yet ready.”
“So, where do we stay in the meantime?”
“Good news! We do have temporary housing available!”
(140 Characters)

From Week 54:
Blinded by accident
darkness will not prevail
In my mind’s eye, a window of light exists
Peering out, life beckons
Seeing everything so vividly

From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:
Art waved a frantic halt to the bulldoze driver. He can’t believe he forgot! He felt around the window frame, the deposit box key secured.
(138 Characters)

From Willow at Willowdot21:
There is nothing like winter sun. It has no warmth to speak of.  Yet it has a crystal clear light that hides no secrets. It lifts your soul.
(140 Characters)

From Olga at Stuff and What If…
You told me to run for the old cabin.
It’s so dark and cold in here. Where are you?
Waiting is torture.
Wish I hadn’t lost my phone in the bog.
(140 Characters)

From Lorraine at In 25 Words, More or Less:
Dull dusty light.
A sneeze.
Tiring to stand; legs not answering.
Discombobulated. Frightened.
“Where am I?”
then gasp
“Who am I?”
125 Characters

From Peter at Peter’s Pondering:
Part two of the story from last week:
They climbed up quickly.
I see her Dad! Just where we left her. Can we stay with Mum?
Forever! said Dad, quietly releasing the safety catch.
(139 characters)

From Vivian at Smell the Coffee:
Too fat!
Too thin!
Too ugly!
Rapunzel stormed back to her sewing, fuming.
Mr Perfect had better be along now or ELSE!
140 characters

From Jan at Strange Goings on the Shed:
The forest dreams, brings together myth and magic.
We gaze across divide, yearning and regretting melding.
Seek it utters, dare to dream.
(135 characters)

From Leena at Soul Connection:
Y Maid Wipd Only Lower Wndw?
2day Her Lil Gal Cme 4wrk,May B Her Hnds Didnt Rchd Up
U Fgt Agnst Child Labor N Sadly U Made Sml Gal Wrk At Hme.

A room with a view…some of you took advantage of an opportunity to pen a part two to your tale from last week. Brava! I enjoyed learning the rest of the story! While others of you told brand new tales.

Sorry to anyone if you got confused by the Challenge number. I have a love-hate…mostly hate relationship with numbers. I have been known to drop numbers or do the old switcheroo with the order of numbers. Thankfully, Peter let me know early on so I could remedy my error straight away. At any rate, thanks for playing along just the same…even if it felt a bit deja vu-ish. 

This week as we get closer to Halloween and Harvestfests; nights growing darker and the veil growing thin, I found this creepy (or not…I’ll leave that to you) photo of three intrepid young people walking into a tunnel. Or maybe they’re walking out of the tunnel. Is it a game, a terror-ific trap? Are they being followed…or following someone. Hiding…or seeking? Or are they just having a bit of fun with echoes. I suspect there are a few or more possibilities with this photo, once again from by GuillermoEstrada. Tell me…what’s the story here?

And once again, have fun! It’s only 140 characters…you can do it! 🙂


Photo by GuillermoEstrada at

“Charly? Come on buddy!”
“Woof! Yelp!” Charly whizzed past, obviously terrorized.
“Charly!? Silly dog!”
“Not silly…LOOK!”
(140 Characters)


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