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1rst Week of November

twitter.com/@_Gauravyadav


Two broken Hearts.
Now they do not love.
They only fulfill desires.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


Where were his eyes when they should have been on me? Elsewhere.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


He: Can you define love?
She: Yes, but not in words but…




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


Sun and shadow, Book and words.
Spinning magic tales.
Rendered me wordless!




twitter.com/@Bare_Devil


I know it is hard, but you are better off without me…




twitter.com/@BmoreCarolyn


She’d meant it when she’d threatened murder if he remained untidy, apparently.




twitter.com/@JacquiG_Author


I grew wings
So I can fly
Even closer to the sun




twitter.com/@MishraMou


She went in tar to see the crusade between mind & no-mind.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


Periodic enquiries lead to further adventures. No gelato was harmed this time.




twitter.com/@niketsinha


In pursuit of chasing his dreams, reality kept slipping away from him.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


One more road trip
then I hang up these keys
for awhile




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


He became a star. A beacon for victims. Nobody took his love.




twitter.com/@RealGaryMcMahon


The intense burning sensation created a desire to immediately change his lifestyle.




twitter.com/@singhavi11


"Now I will Never Shout At You"
And I pulled the Trigger.




twitter.com/@tallandtrueweb


And they all lived happily ever after, or so they made out!




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


Their sighs spoke melodious tunes and unconditionally they exchanged their hearts forever.




twitter.com/@LinaChX


Don't be afraid to follow your dreams son. We don't have forever.




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


Sweet and sour life, made easy by the soulful company of books!




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Sparks tromp in the jungle of neurons.. intoxicated miseries restless, volatile - vomit.




twitter.com/@_Gauravyadav


"One day I will meet you,
So that I can forgive you."




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


I looked out at the horizon, where once there was a city.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


An old letter, words written with blood, enveloped in a broken heart.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Four months since I've been home. I hope the rooms rearranged themselves.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


When he started hitting her, he didn't know he started vaping cyanide.




twitter.com/@_BestMermaid_


Curly hair burdens me.
Scissors snip.
Hair falls.
Finally, I see me.




twitter.com/@archalex1


He reached out at the last minute and grabbed her before falling…




twitter.com/@brandondandon


Love seeing my daughter, but hate when my ex closes the blinds.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


"Haha! Alright." Said the guy after reading the bitter reply posted posthaste.




twitter.com/@operasauvage


A man on the desert island screamed to the lightning.
“It’s overkill”




twitter.com/@PensiveBttrfly


Tumbling over the cliff, she flew - until she hit the open portal.




twitter.com/@TJBlake93


Another ‘missing’ face I recognise. Has it really been a week already?




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


The swarm rent his flesh, he knew he failed.

The queen lives




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


The door was shut. Key thrown away. I needed a new plan.




twitter.com/@Jxlz415


In the cave I found the crate, finally. Then came a whistle.




twitter.com/@kasandtea


Baking? At 2 am?"
"No, therapy at 2 am. There's a difference."




twitter.com/@maxxshephard


The boy, 12, answered the door, and disappeared like all the others.




twitter.com/@sarahlouise_l


Ana began to start a revolution to slay all of the dragons




twitter.com/@SeattlePostrGuy


I got no response when I asked her if she was dead.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


When plants gained sentience, they evolved into carnivores.

They preferred human flesh.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


A half-demon or reaper? Elice is torn between love and a promise





2nd Week of November

twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


After all these long years... Tears wetted eyes, dried in waiting torment.




twitter.com/@FlashSociology


She just slapped me! That empowerment marketing has gone to her head.




twitter.com/@indrebellion


Without words, her empty eyes exposed the loss heavy in her heart.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


Ravi drew both swords over his head. Xavier knew it ended now




twitter.com/@Kbirdcat


The old were useless and sent to war. The young stayed home.




twitter.com/@MPMcCune2


He liked to burn his bridges, but their relationship was like asbestos.




twitter.com/@oneweirdperson


twirling her curl
she sipped on whiskey,
while battling eyelashes with him…




twitter.com/@TJBlake93


Finger on the trigger, staring at the gaping black hole. Darkness follows.




twitter.com/@wolfdownwords


my pen ran away to the moon today,
seeking relief from gravity.




twitter.com/@parpalpkj


Rain time to stop.Time for season change.
Not in mood yet.




twitter.com/@AndrewPinkerman


Her expectations
Shattered by a gallant knight
With hope in his heart




twitter.com/@alighterview


Foolish pride.
I lied.
You cried.
We tried.
But love died.




twitter.com/@7Wynand7


He clutched the note as he stood over her grave. Peace. Finally.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


"Tell me the truth..."
"Find out your own truth."
"How?"
"Ask yourself."




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


"Searching for the real meaning of life", said the destitute in distress!




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


I was told the first would be most painful. Oh, how wrong!




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Flames under feet pushed her to move forward in air - she floated.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


They asked after
photographs
my journey
doorknobs moonshine strangers
Nobody asks anymore




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


"Excuse me," he said.

"How many bags of concrete fill a coffin?"




twitter.com/@christaconklin


She missed discovering acorns and bottle caps in the freshly laundered clothes.




twitter.com/@fcmalby


I found it, a piece of writing that made me sit up.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


marshmallow clouds
interrupt the sky
midst the red rocks
you and I




twitter.com/@libertyhenwick


I laughed loudly, next night I sobbed - my favourite kind of book.




twitter.com/@LinaChX


It's rapid evolution terrified her. Was this the beginning of the end?




twitter.com/@PDPenley


Forests burned for days. Flames swallowed dreams like pills. "May cause rage."




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


I love her and him
Deadly dilemma. I'll leave praying their happiness.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


The fire burned deeply.
Thoughts of him consuming her...
Caressing her heart.




twitter.com/@7Wynand7


The necromancer flung his cellphone at the wall, his emrald eyes flaming.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Superman falls from the sky-- his body double would have done better.




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


When the celestial being wished for the accessories, it got the ring!




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Some keys, engraved in stones were left to open - hushed, lost lives.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


She says let's go for lunch
Not hungry
Don't wanna wear shoes




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


He completely covered the window with duct tape.

It muffled the noise.




twitter.com/@vegted


First a squeak, then a creak, finally a crack and suddenly wheelless.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


I spoke carefully to the alien. When translated, it meant something else.




twitter.com/@Missfeeee


Snuggled together, I assured her we’d never be apart.

Miaow, she replied.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


Skeletons in my closet are wearing fur coats. I'm in Narnia again.




twitter.com/@SeanRFennell


A rectangle shakes before alighting, sending shock about the cabin. Halloween, 1883.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


When the AI turned 13, researchers discovered it posted it's first selfie.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


The kind of cold night that made you sleepy; wrapped in blankets.





3rd & 4rth Week of November

twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


"Wow, dressed to kill! How about undressing?"
"Oh really! How about killing?"




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


"Do you sell dreams?"
"Yeah! 50% Off in festive season."
"Branded or...?"




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


Set me up for failure, will you? Beating hearts betray us all.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


A burnt xerox machine emitted sewer gas with each page it released.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Bombard me
with questions
I will bore you
with telepathic
silent syllabics.




twitter.com/@parpalpkj


Festivals and years pass by. Positive promises to follow made by all.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


"Where's Mommy?"
"Mommy's gone to heaven, sweetie..."
"When will she be back?"




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


As the colour of glowing skin faded away,her attitude soothed calmly.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


"Your honor, the witch cursed me. Now I can't find the matches."




twitter.com/@7Wynand7


He smelt her perfume instants before the gunmetal dirk pierced his back.




twitter.com/@alighterview


A wise man once said....he said...nothing whatsoever. He just listened




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


Life is fragile.
Have you bubble wrapped it with warmth and love?




twitter.com/@AndrewPinkerman


You are your own god
Creating and destroying
Shaping your own world




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


She dragged her foot on the wet floor. One hand grabbed her.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


I have dreamt of you every night. Wake up crying every time.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


A butterfly preserved inside a book - thin, dry, brittle - imprinted over page.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Earth advertises
on Craig's List
Passionate People who
recall how to emote




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


"You never deserved my love!", she cried. Finally, her gun brought liberation.




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


They came closer since the day internet and power were both cut.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


He hated getting flesh stuck between his teeth.

Humans are so stringy.




twitter.com/@ArielliCady


Too cool, not to mention living in the optimum of nest design.




twitter.com/@AverageSociopat


"Sir I'm afraid your talking dog will never talk again." "That's rough."




twitter.com/@Bare_Devil


Walking on that path never felt same without you in my arms…




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


Born from ashes. Raised with hope. He spread affection everywhere he goes.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Friends of the auld gathered for the occasion, smiled and shared wisdom.




twitter.com/@fredrock715


You can take off my handcuffs.
I’m down from the bath salts.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Fire extinguished by water. Water set on fire. They purify each other.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


"Feed my soul," you beg me... while you feed on her flesh.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


A sick woman took pills of sickness - getting sicker - she enjoyed deception.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


What I've learned
this time round:
Compassionate humans
anchor close to ground.




twitter.com/@parpalpkj


He got it. Was happy.
Lost it too as dream was shortlived.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


She smiled, "I love you." After surgery, she yelled, "Who are you?"




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


Just remember, whatever doesn't kill you today, will try even harder tomorrow.




twitter.com/@jevbeckford


A giant yawns. A butcher slips. The nightmare roams, free to feed.




twitter.com/@Karenlourhodes


The brothers were coming, demon eyes betraying the hate behind twisted smiles.




twitter.com/@Lavmuses


The village dunce hit the thief with fiddle and turned a hero.




twitter.com/@ldhalliday


A red stormy sky - homeless and cold she fears the world's end…




twitter.com/@Le_Livre22


Before ISIS came, life was confused.
Fighting that evil, made everything clear.




twitter.com/@ljgrodecki


Her body spoke only his language. Sometimes love burns. She loves him.




twitter.com/@LLarueAuthor


Victoria loved him, and in the pale moonlight, she died for it.




twitter.com/@MPMcCune2


She wouldn’t be coming home. But the dog waited just the same.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Though he remained silent, his indifferent, shallow eyes broke her tender heart.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


Time stands still while I watch them breathe air into your lungs.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Birds got into a drain to pick up their one ripped life.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


What's the biggest downside to being a serial killer?

No paid vacation.




twitter.com/@writer_emerging


The cat smiled, pulling the last yellow feather out of its mouth.




twitter.com/@WriterOfSound


Hanoi. Her father had shot him but still he loved her immediately.




twitter.com/@YourUnicornMind


Grouse startle from the heather screaming, "Go-back!"
The humans press on.




twitter.com/@TJBlake93


Wandering down the street I see the crowds. Hood up, head down.




twitter.com/@Usrbw


Vision fading, cold setting in, he remembered his oven was left on.




twitter.com/@whykatwrites


Love lingers long after footsteps take us to separate fortresses of conformity.




twitter.com/@stellakateT


Sleeping all day prepared her for the night fighting nightmares took strength!




twitter.com/@sian_ink


Picture perfect

Dishevelled
And breathless

Languid limbs
Bearing echoes
Of secret ties




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Sticky memories
Washed away
By flowing Time.
Time heals
What you can't.




twitter.com/@paulproofreader


Immortality means more time to suffer, but also to search for happiness.




twitter.com/@Paultobin77


As I fall, the cold! Air rushing,deafening, I wish I hadn’t …




twitter.com/@PensiveBttrfly


Empty windows overlook a desolate yard...a little girl opens the door.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


We wait together, for what I don't know, the air is failing.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


After the wedding, I became a new me. I was alone, again.




twitter.com/@oneweirdperson


a delicate conversation
in soft kisses
between my lips
and your bareback…





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