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Twitter Mini Stories 06 [Feb. 24th, 2012|09:23 pm]
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18 more mini-stories. I suppose they should be called flash fiction or something, but I'm not up with all this crazy lingo you kids use these days. I predate terms like song-vids, compact disc, and telephone.

The kitten couch was comfortable, but the noise was atrocious. Tomorrow he'd get it exchanged for the quoll one.

Butterfly and ant
battle for their planet's fate;
as warm cancer creeps

My son ate a pixie yesterday, and I told him off. Today I caught him eating another one. When asked why, he said they taste like snot.

"You're not the Devil," said the latest citizen of Hell.
"It's amazing how many of you good Christians forget I'm an Angel," replied Lucifer

She had made the tough decision of terminating her child. Problem was that at 196 months he was a nimble bugger and her aim wasn't the best.

Stuck in the well, Sammy sent Rover for help. Unfortunately for the boy, his dog remembered & resented all the baths it'd been made to have.

Finding himself back in time & trapped in the death camps, all the Holocaust denier could do was keep repeating, "This isn't happening..."

Wings singed and melted, Icarus fell, hearing only rushing wind, and mocking laughter and the roar of his father's jet pack.

"Heads you live, tails you die." He tossed the coin high into the air, & a magpie swooped down & caught it. "Shit! Umm... Got any change?"

The world continued its slow implosion, colours draining, dimensionality flattening. The last pixel went out, leaving only the aether's hum.

In an instance of karmic justice Doug, who had always taken great delight in crushing insects & spiders, was himself stepped on by Godzilla.

According to the fleshsmiths, webbed toes were in. But Jane had always bucked the trends and instead had her arms let out by a few inches.

Sarah asked the Moon why it wept. "The sun gives light, I only reflect it."
"But who uses sunlight in love songs?"
The Moon smiled slightly.

All she knew was she kept starting awake during the night. All her Brian Blessed action figure knew was that it was TOO DAMNED QUIET!

Standing alone on the Earth's devastated surface, Jean was ashamed when she realised how upset she was that she'd never eat another Big Mac.

He had no idea what was picking them off. There were 6 left out of 30. He heard the ethereal sighing sound & Greg's scream. Only 5 left now.

A crease in time meant that she was haunted by the spectre of her past self, who constantly seemed disappointed in the choices she made.

Kerry reached out to gently take hold of the fairy. It spat venom at her & flew off, leaving the girl screaming & clawing at her eyes.

[User Picture]From: murasaki_1966
2012-02-24 10:55 am (UTC)
Number 3 made me laugh. Umm, does that make me a bad person?

These are fun. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2012-02-24 02:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome as usual :)

"Finding himself back in time & trapped in the death camps, all the Holocaust denier could do was keep repeating, "This isn't happening...""

Hmm, I think I saw that Twilight Zone...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2012-02-24 02:24 pm (UTC)

Where do you get your ideas?

Occasionally I write one and later go, "Oh... I think I got that from..."

What I love about doing them is writing from the hip. I have an idea, I don't analyse it beyond trying to get it down in 140 characters. It's quite liberating in that respect.

The Holocaust denier one, my very first thought was someone just repeating "This isn't happening..." In fact, the first mental image I had was the guy in the Grey Alien outfit sitting in a cage and rocking back and forth saying that from an episode of X-Files.

I kept coming back to that, then my brain went sideways into the people who say the Holocaust didn't happen, or wasn't as bad, in spite of all the documented evidence. I started trying to come up with a way to link the line and the denial. Only way I could think of, given the limitations, was just throwing in the idea he was already back in time and locked in the camp.

Of course, all this does is make me think it's been probably two decades since I last watched Twilight Zone: The Movie and maybe it's time for a rewatch :)

The weird one was the one where the guy had the frog in his eye socket. I thought, 'guy has frog in his eye socket - why does he have a frog in his eye socket? What's it doing there? Oh, it tells the future, and people hate that.'

It made perfect sense at the time, but I still look at that one and go what the fuck? My wife ahs to live with this sort of logic - sometimes she picks up where I'm going ahead of me, which given I don't know where I'm going, is quite stunning - pity her!
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2012-02-25 02:13 am (UTC)

Re: Where do you get your ideas?

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