The tips of my fingers felt soiled contemplating the greasy buttons. I cringed, reaching for a clean white handkerchief. The phone rang. I held the handset well away from my ear. “Deep breaths. Tomorrow no handkerchief. Repeat after me. OCD is treatable.“ This is my entry to this weeks Twittering tales. I’m writing this on … Continue reading Twittering Tales #132
She watched the jet depart and shed a solitary tear. She exuded melancholy, but unbeknownst to the casual onlooker, was relieved that the sick bastard had finally left for good. Only compassion for the crew and passengers prevented the cruellest of thoughts from arising in her mind. (280 chars) It’s Tuesday and time for this … Continue reading Twittering Tales (131) : 9.4.19
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!