After 30 indecisive years, she took the 35mm wedding photos from the forgotten reaches of the wardrobe, removed dust and gunge, and sent them off for digital copies. Then continued with her perfect life. Weeks later, Detectives arrived and arrested her. It wasn’t the wedding photos. (280 Characters) Tuesday is Twittering Tales Day. Thanks Kat! … Continue reading Twittering Tales #138
Those that survived named it the Bullet Spider (Bulla Araneae), a mutant species; a consequence of the fifth great nuclear incident. It had a voracious appetite for Silica. No window was safe. Then it invited its spidery companion the Humanis Carnivoris Araneae. In colossal numbers. (279 chars) It’s Tuesday and I’m more or less on … Continue reading Twittering Tales #137
Dragons Mum and Dad said I chortled with pleasure as the dragon mobile turned round and round. I don’t really remember the dragon, but I do recall the nightmares, a gleaming pointy end, and the warm, sticky blood spurting from deep gashes in scaly reptilian flesh. All that gore, night after endless night. Eventually the … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction (5.5.2019)
She took the twine bound bundle of musky letters from the box on top of the wardrobe. Amongst the love letters was an official letter dated the 2nd of September 1945. Without opening she mouthed the contents. “… we’re sorry to inform you that his injuries proved fatal …” (272 characters) I’m really enjoying the … Continue reading Twittering tales #134
Afternoon Tea I got up cheerily from my armchair. “How about a nice cup of tea, Julia?” “That would be wonderful Hon!” She replied, sitting rigidly on the edge of the sofa. I hurried to the kitchen, poured her some Earl Grey, added 4 drops of 2Die4, a handy internet purchase, decorated a side plate … Continue reading Sunday Photo Fiction (28.4.19)
You’ve always been forthright. As a child it was charming, but now people avoid you. Today is your 21st birthday. You hand us a crude notebook, full of everything you’ve left unsaid. As we flick through every blank page, you express a wry smile. We look back with affection. (270 characters) This is my second … Continue reading Twittering Tales 130 (2.4.2019)
Twittering Tales #129 – 26 March 2019 The Bird Liberators are hanging empty cages in all major cities this weekend to remind us that caging has been a criminal offence since 2028. Their leader, Robin Perch, announced a rebrand, as the RoboBird Liberators, following a recent rise in the popularity of Robobird cagings. (279 characters) Through … Continue reading A fresh challenge – back to writing!