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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 109
February 18, 2014
15 Minute Tweet TalesI know y’all are as tired of hearing me whine about the weather as I am of whining about it. I guess Karma must be tired of it, too, because last week she was all like, “Oh, you’re whining about the lack of snow again? Well, let me give you something to really whine about.” Because on Wednesday, the tree limbs succumbed to all the ice they weren’t used to and started breaking off onto power lines, and at approximately 8:30am, the electricity went off in my neighborhood. And stayed off for the next 36 hours. 
 
Now I know there are truly terrible things happening all over the world, so I should just shut my mouth, but for this suburban softie, those two days were not fun. Not having lights or electronic devices was annoying. Not having an easy way to cook food was a little more troublesome. But the worst part was the lack of heat. I’ve already gone on record with my dislike for the cold, and not only was it unseasonably chilly (again!) for Charleston, I had no stinkin’ heat. I put on so many layers I could only waddle around like a penguin, and I spent most of my time huddled in bed under a mountain of blankets. 
 
When the power came back on the next night, I literally danced around the house and sang. My dog thought I was bonkers. Then I read in this morning’s paper that there are still areas without power. Whoa. I really would have been bonkers after that long (six days and counting). I am thanking my lucky stars the outage in our areas was relatively short and hoping the power comes on ASAP for those other people.
 
This was an illuminating experience for me, since I learned I will not fare well when the apocalypse comes. I think my new strategy is to just stand there and let the first zombie who shambles my way gobble me up, so I don’t have to deal with ice cold showers. Pathetic, I know.
 
And on a more fun note, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales from the past week:
 
2/12 – Her phone's a vade mecum – an entire world of knowledge at her fingertips – but she only uses it to follow the 'wisdom' of Justin Bieber.
 


2/13 – Some might call his snoring annoying, but to her it's canorous because it means he's survived another night. There aren't many left.


 
2/14 – The first night she spent at his place he woke her with an aubade. She hated mornings and accidentally punched him. Not a romantic start.
 


2/15 – He spent his life hating an unknown mother for abnegating him, never knowing she saved him from death squads searching for royal blood.
 


2/16 – Tom and his husband stroll hand-in-hand through the rabble of protesters tossing rainbow glitter and kissing every time they shout a slur.


 
2/17 – On the bus, her looks caught his eye, but when he saw the comix she held, his heart was lost. Not many read his work, much less hot girls.


 
2/18 – He thinks the katzenjammer in his head is from the tequila, but opens his eyes to find her with a chainsaw. What's she doing with a chain–



 
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?
15 Minute Tweet TalesI know y’all are as tired of hearing me whine about the weather as I am of whining about it. I guess Karma must be tired of it, too, because last week she was all like, “Oh, you’re whining about the lack of snow again? Well, let me give you something to really whine about.” Because on Wednesday, the tree limbs succumbed to all the ice they weren’t used to and started breaking off onto power lines, and at approximately 8:30am, the electricity went off in my neighborhood. And stayed off for the next 36 hours. 
 
Now I know there are truly terrible things happening all over the world, so I should just shut my mouth, but for this suburban softie, those two days were not fun. Not having lights or electronic devices was annoying. Not having an easy way to cook food was a little more troublesome. But the worst part was the lack of heat. I’ve already gone on record with my dislike for the cold, and not only was it unseasonably chilly (again!) for Charleston, I had no stinkin’ heat. I put on so many layers I could only waddle around like a penguin, and I spent most of my time huddled in bed under a mountain of blankets. 
 
When the power came back on the next night, I literally danced around the house and sang. My dog thought I was bonkers. Then I read in this morning’s paper that there are still areas without power. Whoa. I really would have been bonkers after that long (six days and counting). I am thanking my lucky stars the outage in our areas was relatively short and hoping the power comes on ASAP for those other people.
 
This was an illuminating experience for me, since I learned I will not fare well when the apocalypse comes. I think my new strategy is to just stand there and let the first zombie who shambles my way gobble me up, so I don’t have to deal with ice cold showers. Pathetic, I know.
 
And on a more fun note, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales from the past week:
 
2/12 – Her phone's a vade mecum – an entire world of knowledge at her fingertips – but she only uses it to follow the 'wisdom' of Justin Bieber.
 


2/13 – Some might call his snoring annoying, but to her it's canorous because it means he's survived another night. There aren't many left.


 
2/14 – The first night she spent at his place he woke her with an aubade. She hated mornings and accidentally punched him. Not a romantic start.
 


2/15 – He spent his life hating an unknown mother for abnegating him, never knowing she saved him from death squads searching for royal blood.
 


2/16 – Tom and his husband stroll hand-in-hand through the rabble of protesters tossing rainbow glitter and kissing every time they shout a slur.


 
2/17 – On the bus, her looks caught his eye, but when he saw the comix she held, his heart was lost. Not many read his work, much less hot girls.


 
2/18 – He thinks the katzenjammer in his head is from the tequila, but opens his eyes to find her with a chainsaw. What's she doing with a chain–



 
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?

Jocelyn Rish

Jocelyn Rish is a writer and filmmaker who never imagined her cheeky sense of humor would lead to a book about animal butts. When she's not researching fanny facts, she tutors kids to help them discover the magic of reading. Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her short stories, screenplays, short films, and novels and lives in South Carolina with her booty-ful dogs.