This week I had to “cheat” several times to make the stories fit by using shorthand. I know using abbreviations and numbers is typical for tweet speak, but it always reads choppier to me (‘cause I’m old!). And while it doesn’t bother me in regular tweets, I think it kind of interrupts the flow in story tweets. But when you have a tale to tell in only 140 characters, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. So here are the 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the third week:
1/18 – His lips curve into a smile just 4 me, sending my heart into a staccato dance. His wife tugs his hand. He follows her out of my life.
1/19 – Fran proudly entered the Westminster ring with her pug, but his sudden diarrhea brought an infra dig end to her quest for greatness.
1/20 – He told her she’d always be his queen, now shards of glass form a bloody diadem on the head he grew bored of hitting with his fists.
1/21 – His wife blew in like a williwaw shrieking about toilet seats, but her soaked outrage was so sexy, he planned to “forget” again soon.
1/22 – He spent years perfecting his manuscript, never spotting the solecism in the 1st sentence that made editors dismiss him with a laugh.
1/23 – It started with meditation to better control his rage, but he was soon buried in a mountain of self-help books and pompous solipsism.
1/24 – She thought “Leave me alone!” was a univocal statement, but he heard “I want to be with you forever” & decided death was the only way.
My favorite word from this week is williwaw – I just love the way it rolls off the tongue. Not a meaning I’d use in everyday conversation, but now I'm going to look for ways to work it into random sentences.
Play along and craft 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.