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#vss365 – August 2019 – #2

17th August 2019 — 2

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Week 2 of participating in the very popular #vss365 challenge on Twitter. The aim. To write a daily Very Short Story in less than 280 characters, a single tweet. Yes, that’s characters! Not words. Here are my efforts from my first full week.

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The Intercept

12th August 2019 — 9

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This is is my first entry for the August 2019 Blog Battle. The challenge is to deliver a piece of fiction in 1000 words featuring the word/concept of an “Intercept”. Rotating the genre’s a bit, as this one is more a thriller. Enjoy!

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#vss365 – August 2019 – #1

10th August 2019 — 0

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I’m always hunting for interesting writing prompts. So it’s with some surprise it’s taken me so long to find the very popular #vss365 challenge on Twitter. The aim. To write a daily Very Short Story in less than 280 characters, a single tweet. Yes, characters! Not words.

I’ve decided to collate them into a weekly post, because why not. The prompts themselves are seemingly random single words, the whim of that month’s challenge setter. This months fun has been organised by @LadySabrielle. I’ve taken some liberties with formatting simply because WordPress is not Twitter and to make it easier to read. Only 5 this week I turned up late.

The cover image is just going to be some random shot from the week, expect lots of nature and dogs.

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I should

4th August 2019 — 1

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I should be writing horror today, but my words would have little meaning.
Instead, I’ll scroll through bitter outrage of a country that is bleeding.

I should be writing horror today, but tis hard to drown out the screaming.
When gunshots echo around another mall, live and gallantly streaming.

I should be writing horror today, but I can’t ignore this tide of feeling.
Of countless voices that rage and tweet at twilight’s last gleaming.

I should be writing horror today, but honestly what’s the point.
When those so brave, those so bright are free but to disappoint.

Image courtesy of Lucas Sankey

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