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12 Words Microfiction

Write a story in exactly 12 words, add our hashtag #121words and we will retweet it. Selected stories are published here monthly:

January

twitter.com/@CottageNotebook


Melting snow, bursts of green, and dawn. Life, like the world, endures.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


Teetering on the precipice of my indecision. I take a breath. Now.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Living the same life every day. Am I caught in time loop?




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


All the lights around this night bring happy thoughts; something highly sought.




twitter.com/@ArielliCady


One morning Bob said "tag your it" to Gata. They ran around.




twitter.com/@JamieCulpAuthor


You made me believe that hurt.
I made believe all the same.




twitter.com/@jevbeckford


Watch them hang from subway car railings; fruit ripe for the picking.




twitter.com/@Joe_GeranIII


The bitter wind forced cold air into his lungs. He kept trotting.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


Elice could almost hear the pieces of King’s shattered heart breaking away.




twitter.com/@MrKamaqazi


She returned home crying because no one noticed her new fur boots




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


Hidden in the grass,
A silver locket,
her ghost hoped
they noticed.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


I wasn't born tonight.
My bloody hands cry.
My mother is dead.




twitter.com/@operasauvage


Cassandra says “Everything is the boring replay of my last night’s dream.”




twitter.com/@parpalpkj


I am coming down in cold. Smooth. Some call me snow flakes.




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


You're the artistic creation, dear, said the mother to the new-born baby.




twitter.com/@woodac2


...and separate stories
freshly heard
sorrow-felt they
moved toward
one heart




twitter.com/@zladyjoker


...and just like history, these old books lay tattered, torn and unforgiving.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Those eyes have travelled a lot; those legs stayed at home always.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


"Fast-forward time till I am old enough to control it."
"Roger that."




twitter.com/@brie_kali


Soul slaloms in space.

Starlit diamond aura streaks.

Skiing, my heartrate peaks.




twitter.com/@CottageNotebook


Melting snow, bursts of green, and dawn. Life, like the world, endures.




twitter.com/@dcnixonfiction


I see you, you don’t see me.
I die a little inside.




twitter.com/@dibbi18


Karma watched the injustice. Then struck. What goes arround, must come around.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Sweat dripped down workers face... Sweet fruit of labours their only reckoning.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Wake up,
The dream is over.
Sleep tight,
The nightmare is over.




twitter.com/@Bare_Devil


I fall asleep every night just to meet you in my dreams…




twitter.com/@masud_shujon


Remember
me
fallible
imperfect
he
insatiable
to
be better
to
love
perfectly




twitter.com/@Mordhyrgm


His 'nads ached. She'd planted a steel toe, now held a knife.




twitter.com/@Rick02141


I am a believer of antidisestablishmentarianism! Put in 12 words, simply superfragilisticexpialidocious!




twitter.com/@Saulsn


We will slowly
come closer
but only to swiftly
drift apart further.




twitter.com/@sendchampagne


Once she held the baby, the horizon smoke seemed somehow less ominous.




twitter.com/@SWKiers


"Alas, you're still true."
But the door latch clicked. He'd fled, too.




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


She is craving for those moments when the tree-tops touched the sky.




twitter.com/@woodac2


small trinkets
about my desk
tell me stories
and whisper me
hopes




twitter.com/@paulproofreader


To the last human alive, everything looks like faces, sounds like voices.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


"Calgon, please truly take me away", she thought, submerging herself under water…




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


Agnes’s new wig looked even more ridiculous than the pink spotted dress.




twitter.com/@EreaderLair


His time machine showed him how climate change did ruin the world.




twitter.com/@EwanL


The wind in the dark sang murder songs until I slew someone.




twitter.com/@BeardedShadow1


Seabird unwittingly eats unusual fish: the plastic bag’s reign of destruction continues.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


A bullet gently passes through his head, flushing out her memories permanently.




twitter.com/@BobFairfield1


Sunset came and went and with the darkness the fear grew stronger.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Enough is enough! Said the grieving husband. Wasted away in his guilt…




twitter.com/@dre_65


I sat in my chair and listened to Dido's lament. I cried.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


I"ll grasp his essence
Hear his voice
I'll surrender to silence, tonight.




twitter.com/@OluwatomisinP


Together, we'll set the world on fire and dance in its ashes.




twitter.com/@pbsharkey


Tethered to her oxygen machine, she made Thanksgiving dinner for her family.




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


New week is a new ship. Begin a fresh voyage with hope.




twitter.com/@woodac2


The Thank You Bird
Sings on my balcony.
I play my flute.




twitter.com/@takenbycoffee


She couldn't hear herself screaming. Coal black! It must have been afterlife.




twitter.com/@StavrosThanos


Peace...This is just a desert...10th day alone... Rest in peace…




twitter.com/@QuietManDave


They screamed 'blow harder' but you knew the balloon was gonna pop.




twitter.com/@neonpajamas


I call my wrist a graveyard because none of my watches work.




twitter.com/@navanitavp


"Average, you are," screamed the teacher. This shattered his soul into smithereens!




twitter.com/@MrKamaqazi


After losing his memory, he rediscovered it in a novels’s tattered pages.




twitter.com/@Lavmuses


The bully tweeted a challenge. The bullied rose to build better world.




twitter.com/@LizSchriftstell


"I remember brighter days. They will come again. Listen more, fight less."




twitter.com/@kilowattpoet


She traded her pay stubs for the smile on her children’s faces.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Last kiss,
And water
At the sunset
Carrying their bodies
Far away.




twitter.com/@fredrock715


A match, a splash of gasoline, and so long to my ex.




twitter.com/@HannahWhiteoak


Ten fingers, ten toes, no heartbeat. The teenage father hides his relief.




twitter.com/@ldhalliday


Whilst running she tripped and fell - he grabbed her, producing a rose…




twitter.com/@lucifuge88


He shot his lover before killing himself. Finally, they can be together.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


Mercla sighed contentedly, licking her fingers in turn. The chocolate tasted divine.




twitter.com/@lal_shiban


Butterfly alighted on a flower. Whispered! We are transient. Unlock your treasures!




twitter.com/@stellakateT


For years he’d watched her now he watched her coffin being lowered.




twitter.com/@The_C_H_A_D


“Cursed to forever want what you can’t have, eh? Join the club.”




twitter.com/@joycea17


December’s tree dangles toys from piney branches. Furtive, cat eyes flicker. Pounce!




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


After his failure he turned more religious,more aggressive and more escapist.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


The sun turned orange at noon. We are inching closer to Apocalypse.




twitter.com/@avhanna19


I woke my daughter up for school, but she didn't recognize me.




twitter.com/@GHMonroe


The bullet drove him back and to the left. It changed ... everything.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


There were no graves. That was the worst thing about losing them.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


Hello my friends, my name is Karen and I am a chocoholic.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


I sliced off his arm. The snake bite? Not poisonous; I lied.




twitter.com/@thehauntedpen


It’s so dark and lonely here. I wish I had been cremated.




twitter.com/@TJBlake93


Crunch, crunch... snap! They’ve found me. Which direction should I run? Move!




twitter.com/@usares


Boy meets cute girl, and her other personality is a serial killer.




twitter.com/@whykatwrites


She has dreams hidden beneath those lashes; soon they’ll carry her away.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


I buried the head,
the legs kept popping out.
Deeper grave required!




twitter.com/@avhanna19


He danced about his office, spinning around in circles like a madman.





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