Friday Phrases gives a prompt each week for people to post "micro-fiction" on Twitter. You can use the prompt or not (so far I've always used it). When I click through the #FP hashtag, I find it fascinating how different the stories all are. Some are light and humorous; some are dark and haunting. I'm often amazed at what people can fit into so few words. Being rather verbose by nature, I often find it hard to condense my thoughts down enough to fit into a tweet, but I think it's good for me to have to do so. And I pick up new followers each week I participate, and my tweets are being retweeted and favorited. I'll admit that those things make me smile. :)
Here are some of my Twitter tales:
She seemed so sweet and innocent at first, needing his help and
protection. She robbed him blind. He forgave the theft but not the lies. (prompt: at first blush)
She wished she could go back, make different choices. But it was too
late. She'd dug her own grave and had no way to claw back out now. (prompt: grave digging)
She scowled at the scenery whizzing by. He was excited about a new
start; she already missed home. She'd make sure this never worked. (prompt: through the glass)
He watched through the glass. She never let up, bad cop all the way. He should go in, rein her in.
He didn't move. This was too fun. (prompt: through the glass)
She'd seen it all through that dirty window.
She could never forget.
But he wouldn't either, and that's why she was still running. (prompt: through the glass)
If you find these interesting, let me know. I'll try to share here each week, for non-Twitter family and friends.
If you get a chance and are on Twitter, check out #FP. The creativity of the participants is really astounding!