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Twitterable stories

A couple of months ago I came across this concept of story-telling where minimal words cause maximum effect. A series of super tiny tales conveyed stories with such impact which would have been lost had they been any longer. Another aspect of this form of story-telling was that in many such tales, a lot of it is left to your imagination. The intensity of the story depends on whom you place in the characters shoes. Here are some tiny tales (each one is 140 characters or less) that I have tried to create:




  1. She cried from the grave. He sensed it in his bed.
  2. The kid was certain he saw a ghost. The parents weren’t convinced. Their dog was.
  3. He had a vision of his death. He snapped out of it. Relieved. Glint of a knife was the last thing he saw.
  4. He stared into the mirror. His reflection blinked.
  5. He said “I do”. She thought “do I?”
  6. He said “you won’t understand”. His mother smiled.
  7. “The food is horrible” he exclaimed. A beggar was waiting by the dustbin in anticipation.
  8. “Daddy is coming home soon” she told her daughter. The soldier came home in a casket.
  9. She wrote him a poem before she left. If only he could read.
  10. They parted with a teary goodbye. He started a new hello.
  11. They offered him a job. He wanted a life.
  12. “I’ll call you once I reach”. Mother waited all night. A call came from the hospital to deliver a news.
  13. She missed him all the time. He was too busy. Nowt he misses her.
  14. The balloon left his hands and soared to the sky. It lifted his spirits too.
  15. He entered his Alma Mater again. He left as a student and now returned as a teacher.
  16. He asked them for their mobile number. They stared back at him. They didn’t even have electricity yet.
  17. He inserted the knife into the body. Sticky blood oozed out. His first operation was successful.
  18. The AC was working non-stop in the sweltering heat. The street urchins held an empty bottle collecting their drinking water from the AC.
  19. They parted with promises to keep in touch. Eventually the messages trickled to a naught.
  20. He proposed. She declined. He proposed again. Now they are married. Girls.

5 comments on “Twitterable stories

  1. Amrita
    October 1, 2014

    Loved them all!! Good stuff!! 🙂

  2. Pranko
    October 5, 2014

    Good one,i started imagining 🙂

    • joysown
      October 5, 2014

      Thanks Pranko. Glad u liked it. 🙂

  3. Sosha
    October 13, 2014

    Wah mere sher! Will discuss it in person soon 🙂

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