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 charactercountonline.com.
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!
Well, I offered you three cool photos and I can’t believe how many of you took the challenge and wrote a tale for ALL THREE! It was soooo awesome to see your creativity blossom with this week’s challenge. I’m going to post the thumbnails for each of your tales so everyone who stops by can experience your tale with the inspiration that helped you write it! Bravo Everyone!
Starting us out:
“Are you a witch?”
She never let on that her toothless grin and scary appearance was not a costume. On this one night, she could be herself.
From Leena at Soul Connection:
Prfct Halowen Decrtn Fr Hme n Gardn
Mom We R Hme
Who’s Thr Staring
Haha Mom Dnt Try 2Scare Us
Kids M Out.Wl B Lil Late.
From Di at Pensitivity101:
I’m going for captions!
Do you come here often?
It was the dog, honest.
OK children, gather round and I’ll tell you a bedtime story.
106 caption characters
From Reena at ReInventions:
The prince arrived in search of his love. The carriage had turned into a pumpkin, and the witch was back to her original self. Now what?
From Willow at Willowdot21:
Red or Dead
Her eyes compelled him, he surrendered his soul. When he died his soul was trapped within her red shawl. Look closely you can see his face.
Beware The pumpkin man
Jake wanted them to take a closer look. Joe had heard bad things about this place.
Jake wasn’t listening he left Joe, never to be seen again.
On top of the pile
Carve out your smile.
Have a candle burn your gut.
Be sliced scored and cut.
To make the children scream
Every pumpkin’s dream
From Jan at Strange Goings in the Shed:
“Je Suis Mort” she says. “I am dead”
Crimson shroud veils all but intense gaze and whispered words
Do we flee?
Face our fate?
From Radhika at Radhika’s Reflection:
Lady in Red
After watching the horror movie at night, I went to the bedroom and froze with fear. Lying there with an evil smile, was the lady in red!
Letter count 138
From Kathryn at Another Foodie Blogger:
“I took a pic at the pumpkin patch of these two adorable kids dressed as vampires, check this out!”
“Um, I only see hay bales and pumpkins?”
From Peter at Peter’s Ponderings:
Pumpkin Mom looked out over her brood, fondly remembering the romps in the hay bales!
Granny, wrapping her stole around, smiled knowingly.
This week’s prompt, a great photo by PIRO4D at Pixabay. What does this one say to you? Is this the tale of a cyclist, a craftsman or a curiosity hunter? Maybe it’s about an inheritance. Or it could be about getting lost on a bike trail…you tell me! I’m sure you know! Have fun and see you next week!
Twittering Tale #57 – 7 November 2017
“How was the bike ride?’
“Didn’t you wear those padded biker shorts?”
“Yeah. Next time I’m gonna strap a pillow to my ass!”