Microfiction #Twittering Tales: End of an era

Sorry about the punctuation (lack of); I used up all my characters. This 140 character story is for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales. The photo is courtesy of Kat.


Too much Wine&cheese chatter, wifi, TV, Pokemon Go down the hallways. The ghosts moved to quieter more atmospheric premises in an old cinema


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

34 thoughts on “Microfiction #Twittering Tales: End of an era”

  1. With the things that are going in the real world the Ghost will be singing Helen Reddy’s Leave me alone. (Ironically Reddy herself says it when asked to perform it.)

      1. It was your post that brought those memories..and I shaped them into words. But this challenge is difficult because of character limit.. I often end up with Senryu/Haiku or a poem..

      2. But it makes me wonder.. Can we push it? I know you can but sadly creativity is not an ever flowing steam..

      3. I wrote a free verse for this prompt.. But I don’t think it will ever be so easy.. I wondered if the restrain is better or worst for a writer. For me the challenge is simplification..

      4. But you can’t compromise can you? I mean the restrain does that, so does freedom.. And so I said that it’s not an ever flowing steam, it’s not perennial..

      5. I’m not sure I understand what you mean by ‘restrain’. Compromise is what we do if we want other people to understand what we’ve written. A stream of consciousness approach can be very exclusive.

      6. Your latest post night description is an apt example of restrain, according to me.. The restrain is the tendency of a writer to not over simplify or make it overly difficult for the readers to understand it’s work. Compromise may or may not follow restrain..

      7. You mean like not taking so much out of the phrase that nobody but the poet knows what it means? Making the reader guess what it’s all about? I hate that. It’s so navel gazing.

      8. No, it means not losing the core element of expression with fancier or less suitable words.. Compromise is than to choose what fits the bill..

      9. Yep, I like that about your writing.. As you follow the same principle.. At least as a reader I feel it..

  2. I love what you did here. I always feel sad for ghosts. Trapped here but unable to participate with the living. If there were a hell, that would be it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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