Tiny (Tweet-able) Tales and (very) Short Stories 9

Tiny (Tweet-able) Tales and (very) Short Stories 9

Hello everyone, how’s your weekend going? Hopefully, it’s full of fun and happiness. πŸ™‚

As you know, I love dabbling in a bit of micro-fiction, regularly taking part in Nicola Auckland’s challenge, over on Sometimes Stellar Storyteller (hit the link to view the entries for the current prompt, maybe have a go yourself and ooh, vote…for me…if you want…no pressure!)

This week’s theme is OBSERVATION and I’ve gone with the following entry:

Sipping coffee, he studied her, unnoticed.

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However last week, the prompt was LEGEND. I managed a very respectable third place with…

She upset the scholars’ prophecies, daily.

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I’ll admit though, that I found the theme quite difficult to contain within six words without going for something very obvious. Other ones I considered were:

“The Chosen One?”
“The ONLY one.”

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and…

To townsfolk: champion.
To Masters: problematic..

Seeing as I kept spilling past my word count, I had a bash at a ‘longer’ piece of micro-fiction.

My blogging friend Pat (Game of Thrones guru, all-round lovely guy) is a veteran of micro-fiction, having penned it for three years now. He regularly tweets his creations, ensuring they fit within the 140 character limit, along with the all important #microstory.

Pat was thinking of putting them all together in a book, but for the time being has decided on the pretty cool idea of having some printed on t-shirts. So, he has compiled three years worth of tiny tweet-able tales in a ‘macro-edition’ post. I urge you to check them out and let him know which you think would work well on shirts. (It’s a long read – I’m only half way through it myself – but he really is good at this type of concise writing, so if you are a fan of them too, you need to read him!)

Anywho, as I said,  I thought I’d have a go at these tweety tales too. So, for the first time ever, here are my #microstory offerings for LEGEND. Let me know whether you think I did alright! (And I’m totally fine if you think they were rubbish too!) πŸ™‚

Minstrels happily sang of his deeds. But not all. Some he had silenced… #microstory

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“Each scroll, every glyph denotes a HE. It is known.”
“Lies!” she said. #microstory

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Warriors fought, scholars debated, centuries passed. It would be ‘lost’ until it heard the right heroes ask the right questions #microstory


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26 thoughts on “Tiny (Tweet-able) Tales and (very) Short Stories 9

  1. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

    Firstly, I love your entry to the six word story challenge this week. It could be an emerging love story or something more sinister. I always tend to drift towards the sinister myself.

    Secondly, taking last week’s prompt and turning it into Pat’s now legendary (see what I did there?) #microstory concept is an awesome idea. I think we should all do it! The images really set the stories apart. My favourite is the third one, it feels like a saga waiting to pounce.

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    1. Thanks very much Nicola! I’d like to think this week’s attempt is (as yet) unrequited love but it definitely has the markings of stalking. As for the #microstories it’s been a nice challenge, especially trying to fit them into a tweet. Maybe you could do a special edition of the Stellar Storyteller challenge. Pat is a pro though!!

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    1. Phew! I’m pleased you think they’re okay, thank you! As for the images, there were so many great ones after searching for ‘legends’ and ‘heroes’ – I do love the artwork on deviantart!

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