Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 — Return

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at

How long has it been dark, Mama?”

Since you were five, Sil.”

I remember a big orange ball in the sky, Mama.”

Yes, Sil, that was the sun, what lights and warms the world.”

Will it ever come back, Mama? I’m cold.”

Maybe one day it will, Sil.”

And one day – it did.

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Kat is the host of Twittering Tales.  Kat says:
Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Great story Li!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Agyani says:

    It’s sad that her only memory of the sun is a big orange ball. Orange means the sun was in its fleeting moments of appearance for that day…and she could only get a glimpse of it. It’s also poetic in a way, the sun bidding her adieu.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your perspective on this story, Agyani, thank you for giving it that poetic sheen 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. memadtwo says:

    The lifting of the dark cloud…we’re all looking for that. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kittysverses says:

    Nice take, Li 🙂 I am happy for her.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kitty 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. badfinger20 says:

    You know what I thought of? Like a science fiction movie…or that Twilight Zone where the sun is moving away from the earth… I know I know….I’m stuck on the TZ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I like the way your mind works. TZ rules!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Kat Myrman says:

    What an intriguing story! I love that there is a ray of hope in the end. (Pun intended! ;))

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 So glad you enjoyed it, Kat, thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

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