Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 146

Whew, I had a super busy weekend of YA awesomeness! Saturday was the 4th annual YALLFest. They always do such a terrific job, and it was another amazing line-up including: Veronica Roth, James Dashner, Sarah Dessen, Rainbow Rowell, and many other talented authors (check out the list!). 
YALLFest
Kami Garcia, Veronica Roth, Gayle Forman, James Dashner, Melissa de la Cruz, Ann Brashares, Kathy Reichs
 
Then Sunday was the last stop of the Compelling Reads tour at the Charleston County library. My friend Martina Boone organized the tour and this stop also included S.E. Green, Kimberley Griffiths Little, and Tracy Clark. They played a fun dating game with their books, served sweet tea and whoopie pies, and gave away a lot of great prizes. 
Compelling Reads Tour
Kimberly Griffiths Little, Tracy Clark, Martina Boone, S.E. Green
 
And lucky me – I got to have dinner with these four lovely ladies on both nights! I love meeting new writers, and it’s always helpful to hear stories from authors further along their journey than I am, so I very much appreciated them including me in their Charleston adventure.
 
And now for my 15 Minute Tweet Tales from the past week:
 
11/5 - When he gets on stage to sing, the mocking laughter of classmates gorgonizes him. Unlike in the movies, he doesn't eventually wow them.
 
11/6 - When he warns she's been a bugbear on the project, she's happy, saying it means she's been cute and supportive. He fires her immediately.
 
11/7 - Every day she saves half of her sandwich for the clochard near her school. Tho filthy & raving, she still sees the loving dad he used to be.
 
11/8 - She grins at his stem-winder. He'll make a great politician. But now he's inciting classmates to riot until they get pizza. Detention.
 

15 Minute Tweet Tales

11/9 - Check engine light comes on...car shakes...engine whines. But loyal ride of 20 years makes it to driveway before going kaput for good.
 
11/10 - She dissembles that everything's fine, although the tumor will kill her in six months. She wants her kids to be kids as long as they can.
 
11/11 - The pinnacle of her crappy day was a man brushing her arm on the subway ride home. Even accidental human contact eased her loneliness.
 
Did you have a chance to attend YALLFest? Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Comments

Medeia Sharif's picture

Great sentences and I love your pics and posts about these fests and cons.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

YALLfest is always so much fun!

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