Twittering Tale: The accident

This little 244 character tale is for Kat Merman’s Twittering Tales.



Just terrible bad luck, the inquest said, that she had wandered in during the few seconds the security barrier was down.

The coroner ordered the establishment to clean off the ivy from the plaque that indicated ‘Hopewell Psychiatric Hospital.”


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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.

14 thoughts on “Twittering Tale: The accident”

  1. okay! I KNEW you would have spun something scary when i saw that picture. but the play on the ivy covering the rest of the name was brilliant! Terrifying! it took me a few seconds to understand but it left me feeling sad for that poor girl! but what did really happened to her?

    1. Ha ha! I have that nosey parker kind of mind that scrapes away paint and peels off stickers to see what it’s covering up. I expect she just bumped into a random nutter and she was wearing a colour or said something that triggered an unfortunate outburst.

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