Twittering Tales #26 – 18 April 2017

This is the weekly writing prompt challenge I’ve been taking part in lately, to write a story in 140 characters or less. I love seeing the huge variety in everyone’s different responses!

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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 #25 – The Roundup

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From Michael at Morpethroad:

My Songs
I was disappointed with no entry.
They had played my songs.
Their interpretations fascinated me.
I was flattered by their vocal renditions.
(137 characters)

From Lost in Translation79:

And so it begins…
I stood there…

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The Girls In My Backyard (alternate version)

My blogger friend Peter of Peter’s Ponderings recommended this blog to me – I clicked on the link and found this lovely poem, which made me cry so I’m sharing it!

No Talent For Certainty


The girls in my back yard
Are running to and fro:
They’re dashing through a sprinkler,
And laughing as they go

The grass is green and rich,
The fence is high and far;
There’s brewing tea out in the sun
Inside a big glass jar

My wife is at my side,
We’re watching the “stampede” –
We see the world, and it is good.
There’s nothing left to need

The girls in my back yard:
My God, I love them so,
Though they grew up and moved away
So many years ago

Yes, long ago they laughed,
Along with my late wife —
From this back door, I hear, and feel
What used to be

My life

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Anyone who loves creative writing should really give this a whirl! Coming up with the perfect six words to get your point across is a great weekly writing exercise, and there’s a lots of friendly feedback from the participants over at Nicola’s blog.

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

Challenge open Saturday 28th January2017 – Friday 3rd February 2017

Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar StorytellerSix Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT.

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Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

He divided the world. Us. Them. – my entry for this week’s Six Word Story Challenge – why don’t you head over to Nicola’s blog, have a read of some awesome bite size stories, and see if you can come up with one yourself?!

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

Six word story challenge

Challenge open Saturday 21st January 2017 – Friday 27th January 2017

Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT.

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2017 Will Be A Fabulous Year!

Some positive thoughts to start the year from fellow blogger Cathy Lynn Brooks. There’s so much depressing stuff out there, and it’s easier than ever to find bad news online, so let’s share some good stuff as well!

Cathy Lynn Brooks

I know that many people were shocked and disappointed that a bigoted, misogynynous, ignorant, pompous millionaire was elected as President of a well respected country. There has been much doom and gloom about the coming year because people are fearful of what is to come. It’s valid to feel that way but what I’ve learned through the laws of attraction is what you concentrate on, or fear, is what you will get. We need to start thinking more positively so that 2017 will be the best year yet.

Personally, 2017 is going to be fantastic. I’m turning 60 in June. You can read more about how I’ve already started to celebratehere.I’ve vowed to start a year of “yes” sometime this year. You can read a short story I wrote about thathere.The final and probably the best reason that 2017 will be wonderful is that after working…

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October 2016 #MicroStory Challenge

This is a great idea for those of us who love the Six Word Story Challenge – can you come up with a tweet-length story instead?

The theme is Halloween, and this is what I came up with:

I always loved Halloween. The one time of year I didn’t need a mask. Hiding in plain sight, you could say. #microstory

I Can't Possibly Be Wrong All the Time

Hey! Every month I post all the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the previous month, but this post isn’t about that so much. Some of my blogging friends suggested that I host a MicroStory contest, asking people to submit their own flash fiction entries. To be judged! (But not by me.)


This is entirely based on one of the suggester’s own weekly contest: Nicola Auckland hosts six word story contests over on her blog, Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. She has regular contests where people submit a six word story, based on a theme she provides. I won’t be that restrictive in word count (but, knock yourself out if you want to harness your inner Hemingway.)

Here are the rules:

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Limerick Challenge Week 30: Antonyms

Some fantastic time travelling limericks here! Honoured to tie for third place with Peter – who’d have thought we’d end up doing this when I used to nag you about data entry procedures a few years ago!

Now, time to look up exactly what ‘antonym’ means so I don’t make a fool of myself, and start plotting next week’s limerick!

Mind and Life Matters

So, did you guys enjoy traveling in time? I know I did, time travel is amazing, is it not? Not just the idea of time travel, but the limericks about time travel was amazing too! All of them, brilliant limericks for the prompt. If you have not already done so, click here, to view all the limerick submissions for Week 29.

Now, let’s get on to take a look at the Top 5 limericks from last week’s challenge.

And the limerick superstar of this week………….*drumrolls please* Draliman On Life with this amazing limerick.

Trav’lling in time can be great
Though dangerous, ‘specially of late
If you travel too long
It can all go quite wrong
Then much worse than death is your fate!


Congratulations to Draliman – the Limerick Superstar of the week!

Sue Ranscht of Space, Time and Raspberries and Magarisa of Becoming Unstuck topped my list with…

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