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
Brave Pitter and Patter wandered deep in the forest, looking for dragons, and came upon a sign: There's a place in this woods where she sleeps Pleasant dreams of the gold that she keeps She wakes late, so be smart Or be burnt to a fart Sip your tea, munch your toast, and no peeps!… Continue reading Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019 — Let Sleeping Dragons Lie
Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com Rod had dreamed every detail of the lunar station and spared no expense in making it come to life. It had to look streamlined and metallic; had to be shadowy/noir for the mood. Most important the light outside had to be bright, as if it was a long way… Continue reading Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019 — The Twilight Zone S4E6
Photo by Wal_172619 @ picabay.com Jimmy and I had been friends forever; someone I could trust – or so I thought. When I showed him my replicating machine he promised he wouldn't say anything – and he didn't; but that morning as I drove up to the lab, I couldn't believe what was driving out… Continue reading Twittering Tales #149 – 13 August 2019 — Why, Jimmy?
Photo by David Reed at Pixabay.com Double Double Cross Intel learned rebel HQ was in a bunker under the orchard. Double Agent Ripley led the raid team, in specialized helicopters. As they landed on the other side of the hill from the orchard, Ripley slit the pilot's throat. The rebels waiting to begin their ambush… Continue reading Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019 — Double Double Cross