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12 Words Microfiction

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1rst Week of September

twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


The basement steps creaked as Sam's kidnapper came down to visit her.




twitter.com/@archalex1


Thus she was born, at the borders of a medieval manuscript page.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Little child, innocent as sunshine, followed the voice; coming from faeries world.




twitter.com/@kbcarle


He fights dragons in preparation for the demons lurking in plain sight.




twitter.com/@christaconklin


Inspired by limitation, each word invokes boundless meaning within the reader's heart.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


She lied, "I don't need you!"... but her heart told the truth.




twitter.com/@Pochassic


When the President didn't stand against Nazis Boston decided to do it.




twitter.com/@PatriciaBlanchf


I've broken bones and twisted fingers but they won't hold my breath.




twitter.com/@shesurvives1118


She thought they could motivate one another, but they didn't need her.




twitter.com/@Rainydaycrazy


She walked into the sunset thinking finally maybe she had found peace.




twitter.com/@WritingOnARock


"Mummy, if men are clever, why do they dig holes in roads?"




twitter.com/@JohannaBD


The heart is a vessel of hope and pain, but determinedly love.




twitter.com/@Sil_Goldemberg


REVIVAL
Exchange: used coffin for tight clothing, it doesn’t matter the sex.




twitter.com/@neonpajamas


Forced to run for mayor of the smallest town between my temples.




twitter.com/@DynAmiteWrites


The winds whisper and surrender to the oncoming night; all is still.




twitter.com/@DynAmiteWrites


Why are weeds so determined? They're never wanted, but still bloom.




twitter.com/@DynAmiteWrites


Faith and love give us more than the eye can see; eternity.




twitter.com/@CatKittekatus


I might be a long distance runner, 12 words seem too skampy…




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


The soldier follows him inside, weapon draw, safety off. An IED explodes.




twitter.com/@CozyAtoZ


The old cowboy stood at the bar thinking of her and smiled.




twitter.com/@DynAmiteWrites


Humans are as the seasons; ever-changing. Only, we have an expiry date.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


He burnt down trees but nobody cared about all things concerning him.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


The waves were splashing as the girl swayed in spiral traces un-detained.




twitter.com/@rl_mosswood


She picked until the bloody hole matched the depth of her fear.




twitter.com/@_10WordTales


wandering listlessly towards
an abyss that will deliver and devour
my soul




twitter.com/@liesbeth_leysen


His gentle voice made her truly realize that he was the one.




twitter.com/@LisaZWilton


Wait. This tasted like... "Peanuts?" he spluttered. Behind him his wife smiled.




twitter.com/@mj51day


Stopped nighttime burglary, began daylight robbery. Now see my kids more often.




twitter.com/@madisonestes


Apocalypse. Last two people on Earth. We hate each other. Constant silence.




twitter.com/@mj51day


"He's dead boss."
"Excellent! Any witnesses?"
"Only me."
"That's easily rectified, Jimmy."




twitter.com/@alemonsqueeze


Falling through air, she wished she hadn't of taken the plunge.




twitter.com/@VedashreeJha


"This is what my life has taught" said the four year old.




twitter.com/@harmony_kent


Cancer. Only weeks. So worried about telling family. Never saw the bus.




twitter.com/@Lina_Ch_87


And then there was none. The last soul falling where he stood.




twitter.com/@harmony_kent


Severed leg. Life ended. At forty, began again. Met you. Found bliss.




twitter.com/@Lina_Ch_87


Don't be afraid, my boy. I won't hurt you, said the witch.




twitter.com/@lokahiou


The priest saw the corpse: "Your death only adds to my failure!"




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


He dragged back her naked body. Sex and murder. Both allured him.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


He stepped back totally naked. It was the first time being raped.




twitter.com/@LisaHartsgrove


The world is gigantic but somehow I still found you in it.





2nd Week of September

twitter.com/@Thebearofthelaw


Dragon eggs, a rare commodity. I was hungry but not that hungry .




twitter.com/@propapergirl


She can handle the day but at night the loneliness takes prisoners.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


Hair, makeup and all that jazz brought out a whole new ego.




twitter.com/@tepidautumn


Every full moon I shed crimson skin. Mama, it’s good being reborn.




twitter.com/@ForestHarper1


Jimmy Hoffa's first kill,was three days after Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.




twitter.com/@JohnDRuane


It ended at the beginning and all was still and solid again.




twitter.com/@wreaditor


Who hid a museum's stolen treasures within the pyramid? One conflicted archaeologist.




twitter.com/@onelonly


Anytime he smiled, her heart skipped a beat. Until today, that is…




twitter.com/@apricot1964


"You're stronger than you think you are," she said. Maybe I am.




twitter.com/@DarrickDewayne


The Man stared down at his wedding ring and smiled with joy.




twitter.com/@KCerioAuthor


kiln dried
in a plastic world
pristine opulence
was not an illusion




twitter.com/@JeannaLStars


Her whole life she'd been told that she couldn't.
Nevertheless, she persisted.




twitter.com/@SkypediaGames


Withering's easy. Growing's hard. It's only so when depression looms not far.




twitter.com/@AmusedNonQueen


Bubbles rose up. Then, stillness...
Now, what should a new widow wear?




twitter.com/@crisbresser


No more roads, truck driver. From retirement to the asylum, two trips.




twitter.com/@Sil_Goldemberg


The tenor stabbed the soprano to keep her off from other men.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


The warewolves howled at the door as the vampires plotted revenge inside.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


He leapt from the building as his wings broke through his shirt.




twitter.com/@WarWhiskyandTea


He was born loved and poor, yet he died rich and hated.




twitter.com/@HappeeWrite


She dug through the trash for food while her baby cried endlessly.




twitter.com/@IsoRivers


She breathed in the heavy, iron-scented air. Revenge smelled so sweet.




twitter.com/@griffin399


He sows, he waters, he tends. He wins Best Garden in Bloom




twitter.com/@New_Thing_A_Day


His final moments, his last words – lost forever in the deep sea.




twitter.com/@kasandtea


She lingered, he kissed her, and then her husband walked in. Oops.




twitter.com/@KendallPack


"You're stronger than anyone," Greg tells himself as he considers another cookie.




twitter.com/@kormeleon


Don't worry he soothed, they couldn't hit an elephant from that distance.




twitter.com/@AkshaTshuklA00


He drove away, leaving his mother and memories in the dusty trail…




twitter.com/@LamonTReacTs


I didn't believe in magic.
Until an owl dropped off a letter…




twitter.com/@FinlaysonPalmer


I miss Grandma, but she's still with us, watching from the mantelpiece.




twitter.com/@Fi_BGB


Autumn is the bitter sweetness of making crab apple jelly without you.




twitter.com/@orridge_anna


He hastily wiped away the perspiration his bloodstained sweatband should have absorbed.




twitter.com/@lc_riley


Date Night
Bed creaks. Kisses arouse me, smiling. Wait, cologne? He doesn't…




twitter.com/@NicoletteShhh


He kissed her and left, posting his key back through the letterbox.




twitter.com/@avhanna19


I exit my neighbor's burning house and toss the matches behind me.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


The horror raced towards us. Finally, we realised it was a planet.




twitter.com/@brevity555


Standing on the rails in bare feet just to feel the train.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


He entered the operation room. It was the first time being dad.




twitter.com/@alemonsqueeze


Now dead, she was finally released from the prison she called life.




twitter.com/@StuartBeveridge


Just one... last... chop... Yes! The body finally squeezed into the holdall.




twitter.com/@PurpleQueenNL


He reminded her of her dead babies, so she killed him too.





3rd Week of September

twitter.com/@mj51day


Humpty tumbles to his death. The hand that pushed him melts away.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


She laid silent upon lavenders bed; her face sodden with teary deluge...




twitter.com/@Le_Livre22


I am expendable in his life and so is he in mine…




twitter.com/@Lisa_Ahn


After the tornado, Dorothy cobbled magic shoes from fence and barn splinters.




twitter.com/@MPMcCune2


The clouds, discouraged, shred in the sky, The sun slips through unnoticed.




twitter.com/@_phoebe_quinn


The cold sea crashed over my feet and washed her footprints away.




twitter.com/@CaitandtheMoon


Much of the bitter taste disappears
when drinking from a beautiful glass.




twitter.com/@RealChrisDeliso


There was a grapefruit on the counter, cut just before my awakening.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


She would never know how her words that day, changed my life.




twitter.com/@wordsmithsteve


Zombies won the war against humans. To celebrate, they devoured each other.




twitter.com/@CamJ83


Who knew that one awakening kiss, would forever stimulate my meek existence.




twitter.com/@WarWhiskyandTea


It was her fateful maiden voyage, when she struck the waiting mine.




twitter.com/@Viking_Ma


The corpsegrinder worked the asylums, filling his machine and selling the mince.




twitter.com/@Mordhyrgm


After 30 years he finally solved the Rubix Cube, then spontaneously combusted.




twitter.com/@1Sincear


Hope I have that lasting impression on the woman in my life.




twitter.com/@NiseWord


He walked along a new trajectory, knowing their paths would never cross.




twitter.com/@LauraHuntley


Autumn: leaves. Winter: snow. Spring: daffodils. Summer: grass.
He's buried under there.




twitter.com/@tesswheeler1966


She drank herself into oblivion because, when sober, she hated her family.




twitter.com/@EthanTypesWords


Crimestopper stood vigilant, keeping a sharp eye on his fellow Walmart customers.




twitter.com/@ansauddunham


He never understood why humans celebrated birthdays. Manufacturing dates dictated maintenance schedules.




twitter.com/@DaveWritesJunk


To avoid feeling powerless and ordinary, Lew frequently indulged in unnecessary risks.




twitter.com/@neonpajamas


"Look at all these dragonflies!" the biker shouted, not noticing the cliff.




twitter.com/@isabel_caves


Darkness bloomed at her fingertips. She was the witch they feared most.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


When she died I was heartbroken, but relieved.
I hid the arsenic.




twitter.com/@AndreaLamber


Sells soul to Satan under Solar Eclipse. It's all good: for eternity.




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


She died laughing. The smile lines on her frozen face said so!




twitter.com/@genieyogini


My words shoot bullets. Then you throw grenades. An old fashioned war.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


A man with raw scar on lower right abdomen... happy kids... Housewarming.




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


On her deathbed she stared at me. All those years melted instantly.




twitter.com/@tallandtrue


Her bags packed, she said goodbye, but froze at the front door.




twitter.com/@woodac2


Blessed with limited vocabulary, Jack named morning -"when the day was little".




twitter.com/@MarisaNoelle77


She leapt bravely into the void and discovered all the world's mysteries.




twitter.com/@apricot1964


Improbable desires unspoken never lead to rejection. Maybe she thinks the same?




twitter.com/@brevity555


We were just kids, screwing around. We didn’t know it was loaded.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


Deep within the hollow moon an alien civilization grew. Recently, it emerged.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


He sighed regretfully.

The fate of the world hung on 12 words.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


Relax! Flight to the Dead Sea pays your striptease, explains the ghost.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


She said she liked me; lies; she liked my choice of weapons.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


Suddenly her life didn't feel so hopeless. She found home with him.




twitter.com/@WritingOnARock


For sale - multi sport wheelchair. One careful lady owner. No longer needed.





4rth Week of September

twitter.com/@YourUnicornMind


"State your wish concisely," said the genie. "You may have twelve words."




twitter.com/@_Gauravyadav


"Two tickets of a corner seat. The last souvenir of their togetherness".




twitter.com/@_Irene_Dreams_


I've never had such luxuries as this rich hardwood and satin casket.




twitter.com/@AlphaWings


Let it rain, he cried out in hopes of hiding his tears.




twitter.com/@archalex1


The full moon vowed to chage all that, the course of things.




twitter.com/@ArielliCady


Cycles from minds do it every time. Bind themselves to certain places.




twitter.com/@CatKittekatus


The sweetest pain he ever was, he twisted the knife once more.




twitter.com/@DoctorDeSoul


Judge's hammer fell hard and distant wailing began. The die were cast.




twitter.com/@dre_65


Harvey turned his horrifying winds towards the Mainland. He refused to leave.




twitter.com/@GaussWanker


The sky was still painted winter; while Earth pushed up the spring.




twitter.com/@genieyogini


When time
to grow up
I'll leave
earth is
one dew drop




twitter.com/@JeffMessineo


The silent peregrines inflight strike left only a bursted orb of feather.




twitter.com/@justin_karcher


The sun is sick and crackheads clutching flyswatters are chasing after bees.




twitter.com/@Lina_Ch_87


Gia entered the castle unaware of the dark force that dwelled within.




twitter.com/@MishraMou


Shots.. Silence.. Roar.. Uproar.. and the grocery market pervades uninterrupted as usual.




twitter.com/@niketsinha


Dying, he desperately needed a reason to live. She smiled. He survived.




twitter.com/@paperbatty


She won't forgive you. If you care, she is hoarding your tears.




twitter.com/@poetryinme14


Look up the full moon.
Suddenly your face emerges.
The yellow mirror.




twitter.com/@propapergirl


The sun rose.
Enveloping me in it's warm embrace.
A lover's touch.




twitter.com/@RRichWords


Βend in the road then looking back was memories. Never more mirrors.




twitter.com/@SchrodngrsTrump


The water had not yet crested; again he dove in—searching, frantic.




twitter.com/@sian_ink


Always my theatre...play your part and bleed at the director's cut.




twitter.com/@soniarogers


"There's no hope," she sighed. Gunther smiled. "There's hope. You must believe."




twitter.com/@suzbowditch


The horror movie was awesome; Stephen King at his very best y'all.




twitter.com/@Tirtha01Tirtha


Seek not perfection in someone,rather have faith that transforms

things perfectly.




twitter.com/@viewsfromabus


Finally she realised she was completely fulfilled by her small, quiet life.




twitter.com/@woodac2


Their lives together began with love; continued in faith; ended with hope.




twitter.com/@ajameswriter


The man stepped forward. At first, we thought it was a person.




twitter.com/@anagha_yatin


"I will stick to you, forever"
said the stamp to the envelop.




twitter.com/@ArgirisFyt


I shouldn't have drunk so much. She pointed the gun at me.




twitter.com/@ashdialin


He knew how to dance. She didn't. He didn't care. She did.




twitter.com/@BenBrindise


Worked the janitorial shift all summer. There was nothing clean about it.




twitter.com/@BobFairfield1


Ηe swore at the screen but was stunned when it shouted back.




twitter.com/@brevity555


Memory of my first day of school: I learned I was fat.




twitter.com/@christaconklin


The happy house trembled with the gargantuan footfalls of five playful children.




twitter.com/@ChuongSebastian


The sunset kissed what little was left of the town to sleep.




twitter.com/@coffeeperc


She brought me tea with a smile. A flower bloomed before me.




twitter.com/@Corineauthor


A handful of dirt on a casket.

“You deserved worst,” she whispered.




twitter.com/@deborahlsinger


The coffin was so small and light he could carry it himself.




twitter.com/@EqbalVolinuskhi


The apprentice sighed heavily as he watched the others practice their spells.




twitter.com/@FeeGee12


Now, I look in the mirror and no longer recognize the reflection.




twitter.com/@isabel_caves


Dr Jekyll hated hurting people. Mr Hyde released him from all that.




twitter.com/@IsoRivers


I closed my eyes and blew out the candle. Maybe this year.




twitter.com/@iyacooby


I have been waiting all my life,' she said, unhooking her bra.




twitter.com/@JoshSmithPoetry


We were not soldiers. We fought because we could not run away.




twitter.com/@MadRadIan


I'm having all these thoughts about you. Do yours include me too?




twitter.com/@PatriciaBlanchf


Was it "Love at First Sight?"
No.
But my eyes adjusted quickly.




twitter.com/@Prasannakini


"This needn't have ended like this" and she jumped from the bridge.




twitter.com/@RealChrisDeliso


The disintegrated faces of candidates from campaigns past ruled from stuck-up posters.




twitter.com/@SkylerJaye23


She smashed each mirror she hated herself in. No mirrors were left.




twitter.com/@SMKHart


"Oh, the tales I could tell of my tail," said Mole. "Hair-raising!"




twitter.com/@StuartBeveridge


The stolen fruit wasn’t as sweet as we hoped it would be.




twitter.com/@WilhelmTheBold


When the wasps came, it started with only one.

Then came millions.




twitter.com/@driftoff2dream


New drugs cures racism FDA slated to approve it next Friday. Praying.




twitter.com/@lysette_cohen


I woke up mid surgery to hear the doctor say, "Uh oh."




twitter.com/@mj51day


Eating my father was easier than expected - one mouthful at a time.




twitter.com/@NelsonBrooks111


Three sisters stand guard,
frozen for eternity,
when the spell goes wrong.




twitter.com/@OnceTwice_Again


Please, don't become a prince; said the girl after drawing the frog.




twitter.com/@sharonmariej


You remind me of my lovely daughter.'
'I know, Mum,' she whispered.




twitter.com/@TeaWriteRepeat


He lied about his other girlfriends, she lied about her criminal record.





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