Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 37

15 Minute Tweet TalesI’ve been frustrated by all the nastiness on social media lately because of the upcoming election. Healthy debate is important and makes our country stronger, but what I’ve been seeing is not that. I’m independent, and it’s distressing seeing friends I adore on both sides of the spectrum frothing at the mouth. I’ve even thought about staying away from facebook and twitter until after the election, so that I don’t have to watch people I admire call other people I admire idiots (and much worse) just because they have different beliefs.  

So I cringed on Saturday when the word-a-day calendar offered up a word perfect for stirring up political strife. Luckily, the #15tt crew is awesome, and we’re just here to write fun tweet tales no matter our personal beliefs, so there was nothing to worry about. Then on Sunday I couldn’t believe it when the calendar presented a religious word. Yikes, back-to-back hot button topics! But all went well with that one too. So with those potential landmines avoided, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the past week: 

9/19 – Wanting to be the REAL Sherlock, Bob honed his observation skills not realizing he also needed to be a polymath to decipher the clues.
9/20 - She watches the clandestine briefcase swap in the carrefour and snickers. Amateur agents make her job easy. Knife drawn, she pounces.
9/21 - I try to smile when my orgulous Dad gives me a "new" coat. He works so hard & must never find out my classmates call me Dumpster Dana.
9/22 - The Dems pulled off the ultimate roorback by stealing one of the spare Mitt-bots from storage & programming it to say terrible things.
9/23 - We'd still be living in prelapsarian splendor if Adam hadn't told Eve her fig leaf made her look fat. Apples are perfect diet food.
9/24 - He ordered Zombie Zine expecting fun fiction, but shockingly found moisturizing & perfume tips to help the undead disguise themselves.
9/25 - Their stepmother abrogated all references to their mom. She wasn't fairytale evil, she just wanted her new family to love her best.
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?


Medeia Sharif's picture

I don't care for the political talk and think some people get carried away.

Great sentences.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Yep, passion is one thing, but being a jerk is never going to sway someone to your way of thinking.

Caryn Caldwell's picture

Aha! I wondered what #15tt was when I saw the hash tag on Twitter! In fact, I loved your latest tale (about the whoopee cushion) so much that I followed it back to your site because I was curious.

And, oh, yes, I am with you on all the political rantings. They just get so MEAN sometimes! Is that really necessary? Not like being called an idiot or whatever is going to change someone's mind and they'll suddenly say, "Oh, my gosh! You're right! You've been right all along! I'm changing my vote and will now root for YOUE candidate! No, wait! I mean OUR candidate!" No way. So why the vitriol? What good does it do, other than giving people an excuse to vent their stresses at other people?

Jocelyn Rish's picture

I'm so glad you found me through #15tt - hope you'll jump in an write some tales!
Yeah, calling people names is never a good way to sway them to your way of thinking. 

michelle's picture

These tweet tales are really helping to expand my vocab! I think I need to keep a notebook handy when I read these, there are lots of interesting words I'd like to jot down (reminiscent of those vocab books we used to compile in high school...)
Oh, and I was totally stumped by all these words! I think my brain is in "switch-off" mode... LOL

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Yeah, I was hoping writing tales with these words would help me remember some of them, but lots of times I look back on some of these and just go, "Huh?"

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