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1rst Week of October

twitter.com/@DeborahBloodwo2


Name, rank, & serial number only given as female soldier was interrogated.




twitter.com/@donnamig


She blew a kiss, and something hit his face and started sucking.




twitter.com/@EricPercak


It's hard to believe it's been six years since the pumpkin came.




twitter.com/@KMBraithwaite


She gave away sweaters and boxed up books, looked at photographs, wept.




twitter.com/@OmlaLesley


Last man left on the planet, and someone knocks on the door.




twitter.com/@PenAvey


Won't be long,' he said. The door slammed, and he was gone.




twitter.com/@PensiveBttrfly


It was a dream. Broken -- but still a dream worth chasing after.




twitter.com/@singhavi11


When there's gun pointed at your head, you either flight or fight.




twitter.com/@AllAboutBalcony


Filled with relief, gazing upon the stars, my progeny on the frontier.




twitter.com/@SuzyHazelwood


Now he walks in autumn sunshine and leaves behind all his care.




twitter.com/@DrJohannaSpiers


At last, true love, he said.

As she slunk out the door.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


She waited patiently... full of hope, love.... to be in his arms.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


Heart
God’s gift
Beating life’s drum
Returning home
to where it’s from




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


She pulled her coat shut.The wind harassed her. Winter so soon?




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


The day I died, Lucifer could not wait to shake my hand.




twitter.com/@adinalisa


She flung her knife up, cutting his bonds. The cyclops was free.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


A vast alien battle. Missiles miss targets but eventually they reach Earth.




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


"Let there be light", said the God.
And the books were printed!




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


Walking in the forest one man was caught by an eerie fairy.




twitter.com/@awlasky


The knife cut the waves and sank. No one will ever know.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


"Yes, I do!" These three words redeemed their promise of love anew.




twitter.com/@GoWordBird


The words flew out of her. If only her demons would, too.




twitter.com/@_CareerConsult


Keys, where's my keys?

Break window?

Wife: 'Check your pocket again'

Oh.




twitter.com/@jd_vail


A night of drinking ends with the usual nightmare. My empty wallet.




twitter.com/@JohnDRuane


The Visitors found seven billion bodies plugged into outlets. The planet? Rotting.




twitter.com/@eversorterminus


"I love you."

"I love you, Kelsey."

But my name is Chariz.




twitter.com/@lokahiou


Lust. Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Envy. Skip Pride, let's do Lust again!!!




twitter.com/@maxxshephard


When dawn came, the beasts retreated, dragging the mangled bodies with them.




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


The end is yet to come. Nameless fighters keep fighting for us.




twitter.com/@JimHydePoet


These baby shoes
I've tried yearly
since birth

always fit me
perfectly.




twitter.com/@RealGaryMcMahon


Kissing the dead man’s lips, she realized his passion had not changed.




twitter.com/@sarahlouise_l


Izzy searched for the mystical portal to take her back to fairyland.




twitter.com/@jlints58


Each breath you take
is a powerful interlude
before possibility claims us.




twitter.com/@kasandtea


Her heart deceived her.
Her lover left her.
Her husband killed her.




twitter.com/@tallandtrueweb


Twenty years of marriage and ten of divorce. Reunited by a funeral.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Mother: Insane. You have a child.
Daughter: I was a child too.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


The werewolf howled at the moon. The hunter aimed. A woman cried.




twitter.com/@vegted


Slow, deliberate scratches. Whispers in darkness. Finally, a breath upon my neck.




twitter.com/@Viking_Ma


Hungry dogs will eat anything, he smiled. Even a twig like you.




twitter.com/@WriterOfSound


They traced the source of the fire back to his seminal work.




twitter.com/@stillglomar


A new world, a ship, and a dog. All a man needs.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


Beyond the steel door lies a dusty red button.

It's labeled apocolpyse.




twitter.com/@WarWhiskyandTea


The city burned and all he could do was accept his guilt.




twitter.com/@zladyjoker


Layer upon layer of webs. She saw the giant spider approach her.




twitter.com/@Jxlz415


The rain drop dripped off the leaf mixing with the blood below.





2nd Week of October

twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


The otherness of the gentle wind burned the old village down violently.




twitter.com/@_Gauravyadav


She was about to accept my Love,
And then the dream broke.




twitter.com/@alwayswinner786


Finally destination of her immovable property..house of love..in his heart!




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


If wishes were vehicles, they would be stuck in the mindless traffic!




twitter.com/@aparna_54


Stationary staircases.
Still photographs.
Letter less owls.
The kid sighed at reality




twitter.com/@DavidWriting


Someone screamed; the lights came on. "Who did it take?" Not me.




twitter.com/@evangAnto


The leading authority a glance of decay. Darkened prosperity.
Enlighten your day.




twitter.com/@jevbeckford


You left me a wreckage on the floor; emotion smeared on tile.




twitter.com/@Lavmuses


The kitten successfully enacted "The Jerry" stunt in evading the local bulldog.




twitter.com/@ldhalliday


With false love I purr, my hunger controls, feed me then GO!




twitter.com/@Le_Livre22


In the witching hour,
Ichabod slept,
Dreaming of phantoms,
Hessians long dead.




twitter.com/@LLarueAuthor


She mistrusted her husband and confronted him after she witnessed his unfaithfulness.




twitter.com/@Miss_Suzannie


Grinding teeth kept sleep at bay. But she'd closed her eyes alone.




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


I'm glad you are here
Nothing else is needed.
Let's live together.




twitter.com/@RealChrisDeliso


A decapentasyllabic narration of songs; eighteen different names for wind; coffee upside-down.




twitter.com/@shraesta22


She buried snorkel, to take a deep breathe under her salty water.




twitter.com/@nlitvin


Twitter was my friend. Now on the run. Where'd I go wrong?




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


No morning blues -- Imaginary lover; he gave her sunrise, hues of ecstasy…




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


Long term projections showed the virus everywhere. Thoughtfully, I took a sip.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


The otherness of the gentle wind burned the old village down violently.




twitter.com/@AndrewPinkerman


The blackened ashes
Like snow is falling from hell
Our grim entombment




twitter.com/@ASMcBride382


She introduced herself, told me she admired my work. My loneliness ended.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


A late night and an early morning never made a great mix.




twitter.com/@DeborahMcFadyen


Was it worth it? Death? Your pain is gone, but mine remains.




twitter.com/@lindkv


-He went hiking on an archeological trail, and the past found him.




twitter.com/@MarisaNoelle77


"...and one for all!" The girl with DID told her alternate personalities.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Fire does not burn, it bonds oxygen with carbon..Angels meet demons.




twitter.com/@Modquokka


In madness, he escaped pain and lived; death is but another adventure.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


After midnight, the old man hunts new brides. He drinks their dreams.




twitter.com/@sian_ink


Succinct wasn't easy...too much like blunt force trauma from blunt words.




twitter.com/@singhavi11


No country for me, as my birthplace don't accept me as citizen.




twitter.com/@SuzyHazelwood


They wished to be remembered. So I did. I remembered them all.




twitter.com/@VCalouroV


After the crash, I kept crashing, on and on, until the e--.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


"One day the moon'll be ours," she said, entering the ships's armory.




twitter.com/@woodac2


Tis winter. And cradling trees reveal the secret nests of summer birds.




twitter.com/@wordaholics


“Hang on, I got you!”
I wasn’t a man of my word.




twitter.com/@wordsmithsteve


After five years, he walked. Then, after a uti, back to wheelchair.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Red and down bells watch ants marching inside outside burrows in silence.




twitter.com/@avhanna19


Each of them whipped out a knife. I pulled out my gun.




twitter.com/@kheslopwrites


Whispers slither from the abandoned cemetery. I swear they say "Help us".




twitter.com/@Lunalynx


She marvelled that wedding bells and funeral bells could sound so alike.




twitter.com/@TeaWriteRepeat


I jumped off the balcony but it was on the first floor.




twitter.com/@varshabagadia


She fell twice climbing up, but the cookie jar was worth it.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


Bucket List
- Skydive
- Eat fugu
- Visit Galapagos
- Learn guitar
- Cause nuclear holocaust




twitter.com/@YourUnicornMind


The monsters finally perfected human form. But then they took up politics…





3rd Week of October

twitter.com/@alemonsqueeze


It was, surprisingly, an easy decision to make.
Look, breathe and leap.




twitter.com/@ArielliCady


Foxy Maloo was a cute rascal; known to exude personality and charm.




twitter.com/@Bare_Devil


I stood there, like a stone,
I couldn't move, she was gone…




twitter.com/@CattusKitekatus


He slipped into my dreams and never let me wake up again.




twitter.com/@ChuongSebastian


And when the last candle flickered and faltered, he did not cry.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Heavens turned rosy on her arrival. Greatest love was yet to come.




twitter.com/@fredrock715


Orange Julius golfed while children died of thirst. His fanz waved flags.




twitter.com/@ImagineEmmaJun


Stars fell, men died, dragons roared, men lied, magic’s gone, men shine.




twitter.com/@juliana_flynn


I dreamt a kitten
swimming the ocean. I woke
she was me.




twitter.com/@justkeepchoppin


I cut my wrist today. I still haven’t turned into a vegetable.




twitter.com/@Ldka_with_sweg


In this world of Rajnigandha and Shikar, she became my Zubaan Kesari.




twitter.com/@neonpajamas


Silent night: a mime with noise canceling headphones in a panic room.




twitter.com/@SuzyHazelwood


Jaded wallpaper knows truth, how long since she cared for material things.




twitter.com/@theniggodchurch


I died of a broken heart in my last life as well.




twitter.com/@wastedpilgrim


It makes you love what you like and hate what you don't.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


The road ahead would be long but that’s okay, they had snacks.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Truck parked next to me, two chainsaws propped in back. Goodbye, Joe.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


Twelve little words in twelve never-ending seconds that broke his feeble heart.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


We never thought that this was trafficking. They promised us better life.




twitter.com/@christaconklin


Paper napkins prompted their dinner conversation.
Laughter rekindled their forgotten, familial affection.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Country duet on the cafe radio. Something about love and misery's company.




twitter.com/@dre_65


The wise politician watched children play in the branches of his tree.




twitter.com/@Jxlz415


I wake up every morning with a song in my head, listen.




twitter.com/@Miss_Suzannie


Long dark road. Silhouette trees. Eyes strain on headlight beam. Finally home.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


Gentle waves rocked our ship to safety. The storm hadn’t spared us.




twitter.com/@niketsinha


"He writes well. Wants to be a writer."
And then life happened.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


No saving grace for sins unadmitted. He caused death even before killing.




twitter.com/@sharealubhujia


Both murmured cursing marriage when she touched his feet on Karvachauth festival.




twitter.com/@Thebearofthelaw


They had a dragon and I had a fire extinguisher, I lost.




twitter.com/@TheTCreamer


I was too late. On the hospital form "Jr" was crossed out.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Half moon
sky's plain
Tide beckons
memory stain
Tomorrow we
begin again




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


I erase my mistakes every time I make a new one, prayer.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


An eight limbed spider tumbled picking mango losing six to generous ants.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Road Sign— "Please, drive slowly: Down this road, men turn into ghosts."




twitter.com/@Elaine173Marie


I'm almost likeable; you're almost beautiful, in this light. Here. For now.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


Husbands are over rated,
Ask any of my wives. They'll tell you.




twitter.com/@RachelFoucar


She would die on this island. Her family, lost forever. She smiled.




twitter.com/@WhiskeyLeavins


The devil sat down. Handed me dice. Said, "Roll 'em." I did.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


God was pissed.

He locked the gate and tossed the pearly key.




twitter.com/@vanisaxenaa


"You look beautiful", uttered an acid attack victim to her mirror reflection.





4rth Week of October

twitter.com/@marytbrad


At night she howled, cursed to hate the moon. Freedom forever forbidden.




twitter.com/@cyclemaniac


When she walked into the room, my heart and time stood still.




twitter.com/@HowBigIsYourEgo


On my broken heart, I applied an adhesive commonly known as meme!




twitter.com/@Lavmuses


The CBI agent found the explosive and shot the escaping terrorist.




twitter.com/@lindkv


Tom Petty sunged for the Darkglassed man, who had crossed the bridge.




twitter.com/@lizgauthier5


And so we sat together in peace no-one afraid and everyone valued.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Beautiful girl threw heart..it got entangled.. knotted.. to a ghost's ribs.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Truck parked next to me, two chainsaws propped in back. Goodbye, Joe.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


They neither heard nor saw him. Whose body was on the ground?




twitter.com/@Undisputed_Mask


Came back home only to see that I don't belong there anymore.




twitter.com/@pun_naughty


And all that thoughts runs through my mind looks for you eventually.




twitter.com/@SuzyHazelwood


Let the binding fall to the ground, things that were once you.




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


Awaiting his wife at hospital even the priest gave charity to beggars.




twitter.com/@vishnu_kv9


He looked at her, just like a kid gazing the bright star!




twitter.com/@jtancik


The stars could not bring happiness that wasn't already here on Earth.




twitter.com/@Jxlz415


A rainbow appeared, crossing the sky. Promises of hope to the lost.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Country duet on the cafe radio. Something about love and misery's company.




twitter.com/@PetrasFreeMuse


I just heard George laughing in his bedroom. He died last summer.




twitter.com/@Undisputed_Mask


I am so tired of everything. You, me, us and the retreat.




twitter.com/@Bare_Devil


"Let's not hurt each other anymore" - he said as he walked away.




twitter.com/@madwren


"Seven!" Ali screamed at the uniformed man. "Seven!"
"Wrong," he sighed, firing.




twitter.com/@MelanieJKirk


I look up at the stars and pretend you can hear me.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


I cringe when turning on the news; the world has become jaded.




twitter.com/@onbonbon7


The glass slipper did not fit. Perhaps, I am the evil sister.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


There's a storm on the rise
and I don't wanna go home.




twitter.com/@Undisputed_Mask


I think a little romance would do no harm..until you die.




twitter.com/@QynnQyksilver


Jack screamed as the fog ripped him apart. "Our turn," it growled.




twitter.com/@sharealubhujia


Both murmured cursing marriage when she touched his feet on Karvachauth festival




twitter.com/@suzbowditch


I could share with you the wonders of the universe, but won't.




twitter.com/@WarWhiskyandTea


The band started to play that same old song. we loved it.




twitter.com/@woodac2


The green glow beneath this tree touches me. Magic, I call it.




twitter.com/@isminicb


She tried something new. Stared into the crowd but nobody looked back.




twitter.com/@palefacewriter


Their dog likes me.
They say she's discerning.
It must mean something.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


Road Sign— "Please, drive slowly: Down this road, men turn into ghosts."




twitter.com/@fredrock715


Wind puts a plastic bag against the fence like it’s under arrest.




twitter.com/@RachelFoucar


She would die on this island. Her family, lost forever. She smiled.




twitter.com/@rebeccarmix


But this time, the princess picked up the sword and saved herself.




twitter.com/@Thebearofthelaw


They danced all through the night like some kind of fairy tale.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


Every body was found with a doll, two quarters, and a key.




twitter.com/@writer_emerging


She cried help but the blade was in and breath was out.





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