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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 weekly:

1rst Week of August 2017

twitter.com/@G_Butler97


His head lolls back and I’m staring straight up his hairy nostrils.




twitter.com/@Skadia_Trazon


Her bleeding heart shattered as the mirror's glass bounced across the floor.




twitter.com/@storytoolbox


Like funhouse mirrors, his words distorted her. She laughed until she screamed.




twitter.com/@_Irene_Dreams_


Midnight marauder, eyes of dying embers. Whoops and hollers. Steals the moon.




twitter.com/@gladwethoughtof


Old man gasped for breath. I cannot die. My wife needs me.




twitter.com/@ReeDwithaBee


Sometimes it helps to remember fractured words are held together by heartbeats.




twitter.com/@New_Thing_A_Day


He shut his eyes and waited for the fire to burn everything.




twitter.com/@hillbillyhorror


She woke in pain, shackled to the wall. Lightning flashed, revealing rats.




twitter.com/@VkLottus


Αlzheimer's helped her forget all those unsolved murder cases on her desk.




twitter.com/@EqbalVolinuskhi


The farmer spat blood and stared at the dagger the scarecrow held.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Nations
at daggers drawn
embrace for earthly
peace ushering
age of prosperity




twitter.com/@CirqueAmore


She thought herself unable, always reaching for more, better than she believed.




twitter.com/@IveBeenDeader


It was just a sneer. The smallest of things. Then only regret.




twitter.com/@McquadeBelle


The idea of her, sent him into despair. A thrill gripped her.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Gliding past the silver waves/ Aged peers waivered/ stand for uncertain fate.




twitter.com/@JimHydePoet


He walked in laughing -
rare, tall, perfect unexplained.
Her future now made.




twitter.com/@anicelad


A trigger squeezed. A jolt. A new frame for the school photograph.




twitter.com/@Mylarocknrolla


It was dark but the sky shimmered. A perfect night for murder.




twitter.com/@frankie_gault


In the beginning, our eyes did the talking. Then she looked elsewhere.




twitter.com/@emileddurkheim


He's expected to be an involved father; just not after the divorce.





2nd Week of August 2017

twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


We live, we love, we laugh, we cry at our last goodbye.




twitter.com/@DonnaBrownBooks


Broomstick flight.
Magnificent, magical night.
Into the storm
I face the unknown.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


All was fine until he downloaded the app and time flew by.




twitter.com/@LisaHartsgrove


You took everything I said, put it in your mouth, and swallowed.




twitter.com/@isabel_caves


He was such a sweet guy. We never saw the massacre coming.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Never again was the villiains' advance delayed nor the heroes' arrival tarried.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Kingdom of taste persists. Sweet, sour, salty and bitterness coexist in harmony.




twitter.com/@jojascully


As the research facility burned, first responders learned the fire was sentient.




twitter.com/@jojascully


A new, hot craps shooter hid his horns beneath a top hat.




twitter.com/@EqbalVolinuskhi


The stars could be out tonight, but the sieged castle burned brighter.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


Is it fate? Always wanting and waiting for what is not mine.




twitter.com/@mj51day


He loved the thrill of playing kiss chase – especially late at night.




twitter.com/@mj51day


"Is it that time already?"
The Grim Reaper nodded and moved closer.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Gran vacated her chair and moved into the urn on the mantlepiece.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Their love remained eternal. Brighter than stars; everlasting eons of celestial births.




twitter.com/@TheSquibbler


This world wasn't for her anymore, she thought while licking her tail.




twitter.com/@sharonmariej


She let her tears fall. The six birthday candles would burn eternally.




twitter.com/@HannahWhiteoak


Sold shoes, redecorated nursery, celebrated her fortieth. We’ll always have each other.




twitter.com/@_10WordTales


Hazy lights dance before me on the horizon, and I am home.




twitter.com/@ld_farrell


At the sight of the house, her heart raced. She entered anyway.





3rd Week of August

twitter.com/@BradCarl22


Bringing the heat when needed brought the cold at the wrong time.




twitter.com/@mj51day


He new zimmer frame took her places she didn't want to go.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Wayward emotions subsided. Two souls, racked by grievous betrayal, braced in harmony.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


The dogs were barking when the lady fell unconscious on the earth.




twitter.com/@ClydeGriffiths4


The State ruled over military, party politics & media, controlling national truth.




twitter.com/@ClydeGriffiths5


Her life became increasingly difficult, even showering, while incessantly thinking of him.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


Berth uses the word 'defunct'; it's weird that the deads use it.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Goldilocks fired. The bullet caught Humpty Dumpty between the eyes. Goldilocks smiled.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Mirror to my face, inanimate though, is a portal to others' understanding.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


For rent : wedding gown used only once; red ink provided in case.




twitter.com/@SelmaWrites


Glorious morning. Fish are biting. Good catch, good company, wine, dinner cruise.




twitter.com/@LucyIsLightDL


They believe they control our extracurricular rendezvous. But I pull the strings.




twitter.com/@SusanOReilly3


Her head became his bookend she thought wrongly he was her friend.




twitter.com/@nakedvix


She was five. She flicked the switch and watched the world burn.




twitter.com/@SarahBrentyn


Still summer air wraps around my lemonade, forming beads, while cicadas sing.




twitter.com/@donnamig


Ingrid was slurping marrow from the bones when her stomach growled again.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


A tangled web she weaved. Catching her victims before devouring their souls.




twitter.com/@Lordmaity


There’s no doubt about it; ladies who wear high heels look great .




twitter.com/@ReeDwithaBee


Abandoned drafts resting in aether, like letters lost - never delivered, never read.




twitter.com/@isabel_caves


Darkness embraced him. The light did not. So he became the night.




twitter.com/@kasandtea


Two gunshots and a stab wound later, he was finally a man.




twitter.com/@joy_overbrook


She: purpose driven. He: nervous, hidden. All divorce begins at the altar.




twitter.com/@hmsmithauthor


Drops of blood from her glassheart splashed into the golden basin below.




twitter.com/@jmiahnabawi


"We don't wanna be a sweet potato pie," said the sweet potatoes.




twitter.com/@kasandtea


She wasn't a stranger to homelessness, but with kids, it was different.





4rth Week of August

twitter.com/@mj51day


What a mix-up. Wrong body in the wrong coffin. Fortunately, nobody cared.




twitter.com/@toallpplbckhome


In a land of devils and angels, a young woman tames beasts.




twitter.com/@zoe_kotsou98


Show your real self in a world where everyone is the same.




twitter.com/@KingsofMunster


Furiously fighting. Swords violently clash. Defending ancestral land against invader. Sorrowful death.




twitter.com/@IzzyandtheMinx


Her bloody fingers rinsed clean, she inhaled pink surf one last time.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Her kiss buried a thousand secrets in its happening; hushing his doubts.




twitter.com/@Wordsandwater


A solar eclipse, an army awaits. Caging her heart, she would win.




twitter.com/@Miss_Suzannie


Could I halt your fatal leap at 100 tonnes of flashing metal?




twitter.com/@isabel_caves


The night has many eyes. The brightest belong to the Faerie Queene.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


Religiousmaid, servant of God at day; prostitute, servant of Clients at night.




twitter.com/@KendallPack


Andrew feeds the pinball machine his last quarter, presses play, then leaves.




twitter.com/@northernholmes


Holmes, Holmes, Holmes, Holmes, Holmes, Holmes, Holmes, Holmes... Holmes, Holmes... fuck it.




twitter.com/@michaelrnjones


Victor Locke dissected a crime scene like the most skilled of surgeons.




twitter.com/@heykourtneyjai


We—Earth and I—used to be fruitful, Edenic. But now: dust.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


He raised his voices and the echo ran back to his ears.




twitter.com/@KingsofMunster


I cry in despair when thinking of my lost son. God, why?




twitter.com/@LarryBirdWeaver


Ηe was piqued. Ιt said 121 words when it was only 12.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


scan words
or savor each letter
seen & unheard
tasty eye candy




twitter.com/@FleetingFiction


Darin, looking at his keyboard, muttered, "Now where is this Alt right?"




twitter.com/@sionmun


"No, I won't"
"Please, sir..."
"On BOTH sides!"
"Sir, please stop tweeting"




twitter.com/@DonnaBrownBooks


That kitten is small homicidal fluff-ball on legs creating havoc, clawing curtains.




twitter.com/@SMKHart


Rhino was almost perfect, until he failed. Then he became human. Perfect.




twitter.com/@IAmTabythaRose


Βarely conscious… she determined herself to focus onto the familiar lyrics of...




twitter.com/@singhavi11


"I thought you were at office"
"Just came to say final goodbye "




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


It dawned. He sit under the grey sky and lit a cigarette.




twitter.com/@DavinaRush


Green light, so he flew. Another turning right on red, never knew.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


My heart beats a little faster every time he says my name.




twitter.com/@LauraHuntley


The Grim Reaper entered her dark bedroom, unknowingly triggering the booby trap.




twitter.com/@elizrosecott


She locked the door behind her, noting how hot the handle felt.




twitter.com/@Lina_Ch_87


Time stood still. A little wind. An enticing voice inviting him in.




twitter.com/@archalex1


The salty waves ebbed and flowed nonchalantly, heedless of her salty teardrops.




twitter.com/@lcmatherne


Eden. Adam. Eve. Snake. Apple. Eat. Naked. Ashamed. They cover. Snake laughs.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Jenny enjoyed being in the ‘slow readers group’. The boys were there.




twitter.com/@zladyjoker


Anticipation. The egg hatched. We viewed in horror as a monster erupted.




twitter.com/@sharonmariej


Waves crash below. Seagulls screech. Weightless she falls like a paper doll.





 

 July 2017 - 12 Words Microfiction 

twitter.com/@juliepie76


I knelt by the graveside and realised, I didn't know any prayers.




twitter.com/@AWorldIn140


The lonely ghost photo-bombed tourists.
They never noticed her.
"Phone glitched again..."




twitter.com/@jojascully


He finally captured Bigfoot on film.
And lost his camera that evening.




twitter.com/@jojascully


"Is this really heaven?"
"Well, you got the first two letters right."




twitter.com/@EricPercak


With his crossword complete, he then focused on mopping up the blood.




twitter.com/@jojascully


The communication from Trappist-1 was no invitation.
It was a distress call.




twitter.com/@emileddurkheim


His alcoholism isn't from a pressure to succeed, but a responsibility toο.




twitter.com/@BobFairfield1


Resigned to fate he slipped below the surface for the third time




twitter.com/@emileddurkheim


We should stop putting our middle-class budgets on our working-class credit cards




twitter.com/@emileddurkheim


We aren't social animals like sheep or dogs. We are religious animals.




twitter.com/@backwards7


The diamond in Marie Curie's ring was cut to trap rare particles.




twitter.com/WriterOfSound


Triplets - two agoraphobic. The third, a shop-keeper, played the flute badly.




twitter.com/RRichWords


Τhe first summer her rose bush carried dead heads . Mine just dropped.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Baby Bear, you mustn't tell Mummy Bear about Glodilocks visiting Daddy Bear.




twitter.com/@mj51day


"Billy, wife needs to die."
"Yes Boss."
"And Billy - make it painful."




twitter.com/@mj51day


For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn. Hurry! Down to last twenty pairs.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Jack fell down, broke his crown and died. Jill convicted of murder.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Time stood still. The intergalactic maintenance crew repaired Earth's axis. Time restarted.




twitter.com/@AWorldIn140


We tried peaceful solutions to violent problems.
We never had a chance.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


Tho rescued her history
remained a mystery
amnesia became
her ultimate demise.




twitter.com/@AlexandraPeel


She strived to be an individual. But myriad internal voices wouldn't leave.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


a prayerful contemplation
in peaceful solitude
is God's gift to heal hearts




twitter.com/@falconjockey


A beginning in the night, dawn to be the most certain ending.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Fairy Godmother never showed.
Won't make Ball.
Apologies to Prince.
Love
Cinders




twitter.com/@archalex1


A soft gust of wind blew her to the past once more.




twitter.com/@Heather91404743


His smile might have been my undoing, but he did have chocolate.




twitter.com/@archalex2


He is dead. Let's welcome him in our midst. Unsheathe your swords!




twitter.com/@TheFilmFiend


Ferguson shot her before I could stop him; he fled, I cried.




twitter.com/@JackSaxon16


I wondered if it was time to tell them the body's location.




twitter.com/@MaxBantleman


His parachute didn't open but he lived. His disappearance remains a mystery.




twitter.com/@emileddurkheim


Professor said "think critically." Just don't write papers questioning his conceptual truth-claims.




twitter.com/@Miss_Suzannie


Dogs on sand
water laps the Shore
gulls diving
grandad's favourite place.




twitter.com/@juliepie76


A ripped kite tangled in bare branches, feels like New Year's Eve.




twitter.com/@ThriceNamed


The doors her key opened were few - but the rooms were vast.




twitter.com/@Kansaiclikker


Fire reached the highest tower. Did the king escape through the tunnels?




twitter.com/@SarahBrentyn


The robin sings at sunrise. I will stay to hear his song.




twitter.com/@allhailcollins1


I'm leaving.
Don't look for me.
You won't like what you'll find.




twitter.com/@Elena_Beate


In my dreams, I go back and I burn down her house.





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