Photo by Michael Gaida @ Pixabay.com Ed's father was killed on his job when Ed was 3. Ed had no trouble getting into the now-defunct factory. Near station 5 he saw blood stains on the floor. “Eddie, why are you here!?,” a voice boomed from a bright bolt of light. “Dad?” “Son, you must go!… Continue reading Twittering Tales #161 — Darkness Still Lurks
Photo by kalhh at Pixabay.com The Halloween Dance She was dressed as a belle Jimmy said, “You look swell!” While she danced in his arms Jimmy, bursting with charms Laughing, led her away Where the dark shadows play When she told Jimmy, “No” His strong hands grabbed her throat. Once a year on this night… Continue reading Twittering Tales #160 – 29 October 2019 — The Halloween Dance
Photo by Pexels at Pixabay.com (Sentient Light) Ray refused to let J stop until the formula's proofs were complete. Proofs commenced on Monday morning; work continued 24/7. Jolts of electricity persuaded J when he wavered. Here it was, Sunday, 6:54 a.m. Formulas for the galactic death ray were now complete. [280 characters] Kat is… Continue reading Twittering Tales #159 — Ray, J, & the Death Ray
Photo by Mikechie Esparagoza at Pexels.com Dot loved getting opinions from everyone, but she had never followed anyone's advice; yet it was still valuable in that it confirmed she had chosen the right course of action to begin with. Billy begged her not to ride the Titanic. I wish for once she had taken advice.… Continue reading Twittering Tales #158 — Please don’t go!
Photo by noelsch at Pixabay.com It had lain asleep in the earth for millenia. Arcturans left it here as a fail-save device should their experimental subjects threaten planet viability. Made of osmium, it was armed with neutron blasters. When fracking began at the north pole, the giant awoke to save earth. [277 characters] … Continue reading Twittering Tales #157 — Awoken
Photo by David Cardinez@pixabay.com Yes, I remember when we took the kids to Yellowstone, back when black bears roamed freely across the road; often blocking cars for handouts. Timmy was only 3 at the time. I recall looking back and seeing Timmy roll down the window, pointing and crying out, “Kitty! Kitty!” [275 characters]… Continue reading Twittering Tales #156 — Kitty!
Photo by MarkusmitK@pixabay.com In 1999, when he was an infant, Zil and his family migrated backwards in time, to 1963. Now 20, he was ready to visit the time he was really from. As he surveyed what, only moments before, had been open fields and woodlands, in 2019 not a blade of grass was visible.… Continue reading Twittering Tales #155 – 24 September 2019 — Before-After/After-Before
Photo by Tama66 at Pixabay.com A loyal shipping trunk's reverie: How many ports have Tess and I met? How many sailors' songs? How many dreams sailed with the wind? How many drowned in a storm? How many dresses packed away? How many lovers gone? Now tired & battered, How many more before we can rest… Continue reading Twittering Tales #154 — Reverie
Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com “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… Continue reading Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 — Return
Photo by Geralt at Pixabay.com Gynoid X loaded data by reading through screens at a nanosecond a page – until she got to the screen full of blue zeros and ones. In robotspeak zero is off and one is on. X went into “robot seizure,” turning off and on over and over again. When they… Continue reading Twittering Tales #152 – Fried