Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 65 + Liebster

Since Sunday is the day off from the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m using it for two other pieces of business.

Liebster by Ruby WilburFirst off, the talented Ruby Wilbur passed the Liebster Award to me - thank you, Ruby! If you haven’t been by her blog as part of the A to Z Challenge, hop on over there ASAP. She’s creating beautiful artwork to represent various fairy tales. And just look at how she jazzed up the Liebster Award badge! 
Since I’ve received a previous version of the Liebster, and I always break the rules with these things anyway, I’m going to answer five of Ruby’s questionsand then refer you to the bottom of this post for some random facts about me. I’m also not going to pass it on because most blogs I frequent already have it, and I’m entirely too lazy to track down blogs that don’t have it yet.
What household chore do you loathe?
Vacuuming – it’s murder on my back.
What was your strangest job?
In college, my work-study job was at the Institute of Parapsychology. I helped with experiments that tested how subjects’ remote viewing abilities correlated with their personality types. That place was wacky and I loved it! 
What goal would you most like to achieve?
To have one of my novels become a bestseller and then get to write the screenplay for the movie, which goes on to break box-office records. Nothing too farfetched.
What skill or talent would you like to have?
I would love to be able to draw. I’m so in awe of visual artists (like Ruby!). Plus I have so many stories I’d love to animate, but I don’t have the skills or the money to hire someone to do it. 
If you’ve had pets, which one was the most unusual?
I’ve had many pets and types of pets over the years. I’m not sure that any particular one was especially unusual, but I think the sheer volume and variety would qualify: dogs, cats, gerbils, mice, lops, iguanas, box turtles, water turtles, ducks, fish, hermit crabs, a parrot, a snapping turtle, a rabbit, and a snake. 
And now for the second order of business, my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
15 Minute Tweet Tales4/8 - Yes, you can buy wands and potions that kill, but truly powerful assassins have endogenous magic. You're about to learn that the hard way.
4/9 - The thecate sword sings to be free, but no man can pull it from the stone. When a young girl does, Arthur snatches it from her and runs.
4/10 - Jon tells his son about working as a kid to help his parents financially. His wife whispers, "They were rich." He winks. "Ben trovato."
4/11 - Hands clasped, tears streaming down her face, she impetrates any deity to save her son. Only one answers and his price is too high to pay.
4/12 - Sweet Suzy wants to share her gobstopper with her sisters, but futile attempts to spall it make her Hulk out and hurl it through a wall.
4/13 - "That dress makes her eyes pop." "Not to mention makes her butt huge." "No need to pull out the paralipsis just cause you're jealous."
4/14 - Jane did an onomastic search for the perfect name for her baby. Rainbowriffic Sparkles Smith wished his mom had checked the gender first.
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?
Liebster image courtesy of Ruby Wilbur.