Inspired by Ernest Hemingway (“For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”) and a Quora question, I have set myself a challenge of posting a new story on twitter every day. An entire story, told in just one 140-character tweet. For someone who always exceeds word limits, this is quite difficult, and I’m sure it will be a good learning experience, so I really hope I can stick it out for at least 30 days.
I would greatly appreciate any feedback!
Here are the stories I’ve made so far:
- I made love to my husband. Tears rolled, and sobs racked my body as I realized he had sex with me.
- ”Where do you think daddy is?” My phone transmits a little girl’s silent scream. “So, what do you want to talk about now, mommy?”
- A message from HIM? Positive? Or negative? Or worse: neutral? Wait, the message changes? Drats, I can’t read it knowing I’m dreaming!
- “I am so useless!” she said in the car. But the way her friend’s face lit up when she opened the door showed us the truth.
- My child is in 1000 pieces, in a box. A week from now, I’ll see her, flat on a table, but still running through the snow of the puzzle.
- That wrongful acquittal ruined everything, but you just don’t expect a “not guilty” after carefully killing your husband.
- “Look at the dandelion pushing through concrete, all that can be achieved with effort!” “Did you see all the dead ones underneath?
- I understood that I had never really loved him when I saw him fail. His imperfection made him so real, I fell in love again. Harder.
- He braked frantically. “What kind of idiot bars a road with four unmarked poles?” Then the lights hit higher, on the body of the moose.
- After wondering for months, our eyes met for the first time, and all I could think was: “But I know you!”
- The light hit the most gorgeous of flowers, so its shadow fell on an ant who immediately felt offended and loudly complained.
- Couple, conjugated: To live, laughs, loved, has left.We kn
- We knew all those people who never came back, and yet, I denied you that kiss.
- They called us “gifted”, as if there was no expense draining our very essence of being, no social cost, no identity to use as currency.
- The full 1003 passed, and still their eyes were locked. The information thus amassed quite frankly had me… not all that surprised.
- Falling always hurts, sometimes a lot. That’s why she decided never again to fall in love. She jumped!
- He knew his daughter could not face another rejection, so she kept the application a secret. The acceptance letter came the day after her suicide note.
- How could a few steps change him from just a flirt into the man who saw through me, and liked it all? In his arms, I just knew.
- It might have been the best thing that never happened to me.