The Lightning Whales – a Twittering Tale

TT 5.9.19

They came without warning from clear skies. Lightning filled their mouths and like mythic beasts from ancient seas they swallowed entire cities whole. Stealing the colors from our skies, leaving a wake dullness. The millions who died that day were spared the colorless aftermath.

word count 280

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

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Deserted – a Twittering Tale

TT 4.17.19

The streets were deserted. The city was deserted. Tarna had passed through many places on her journey south, all the same, deserted. Tarna knew there would be few survivors of the war, still she had hoped to find someone. Tarna’s eyes fell on an old pay phone. It was ringing.

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Dance in the Rain

TT 4.9.19

Rain falls and
lightning strikes
in the heart of darkness
alone tonight

For love will come
and love will go
the rain will fall
and wind will blow

When in love’s storm
our hearts are lost
we chance the fire
and never count the cost

I learned to dance
in the rain,
sing the song
forget the pain

character count 278

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Ghost in the Book

TT 4.2.19

The attic was filthy and covered in cobwebs. Anna spied an old leather diary. She opened it and blew the dust off the pages. The dust swirled into a tiny tornador and suddenly a ephemeral image appeared. Anna watched a moment as it coalesced when a sound shook the rafters “BOO!”

Character count 280

For Kat’s Twittering Tales challenge

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Ebony Wisps – A Twittering Tale

TT 3.26.19

The Ebony Wisps had sharp talons and needle-like teeth. They feared only one thing, birds. The children strung open cages between the buildings inviting the birds to come. The birds loved the new homes and twittered merrily away while dive bombing any Wisp that came within reach.

character count 280

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Sandworm of Arrakis a Twittering Tale

TT 3.19.19

So, this is it. I work my tail off to get into field work. Eight years as a Class 1 senior MIB agent and THIS is the disguise I get? Freakin’ Annelids. I’ll get those stupid worm guys if it’s the last things I do. I’ll teach them not to dress ME up like an Arraki Sandworm.

character count 277

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Fate of the 6210 – a Twittering Tale

TT 3.12.19

Fate of the 6210

Heavy raindrops soaked his cigarette as Sam stood assessing the wreck. Bloody steam bandits! They had derailed the train en-route and, in the confusion, made off with the steam generator. Sam stepped lightly over twisted metal and worse. Now to catch the thieving buggers.

character count 272

For Kat’s Twittering Tales

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP