Quicksand!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale#159, to write a tale in 280 characters or less on the given pic prompt.

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The initial few years of marriage was bliss for Ron and Uma. Slowly Ron got sucked into the virtual web, that he found it impossible to come out of it. Unable to continue a life with him, Uma filed for a divorce on the grounds that he had turned a “technoholic”!

Letter count :265

Do you agree….?

In today’s world, technology has made inroads into every household and is indispensable. While one can’t deny its myriad benefits, to use it wisely is something we need to learn. Like quicksand we are getting sucked into its web, ignoring a life beyond it. In many cases it is taking a toll on our social and personal life. Lets work towards keeping it a boon and before it turns into a bane!

 

 

Every day is a fresh start…

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #158, to write a tale in 280 characters or less on the prompt given below.”Use one of the sayings as your title and build a tale around it, or incorporate several sayings in your tale.”

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The near fatal accident, changed business honcho Vikram’s life forever. Changing priorities, he decided to enjoy the little things. Grateful that he was still alive, he followed the motto of Live, love, laugh and realized Life is beautiful when you count your blessings!

Letter count :270

Gratitude!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 148 to write a tale in 280 characters or less.

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A pilot for a decade now, this was a routine sortie for Jim. The sudden technical snag led the chopper to nose dive. Experience helped him crash land safely.

The brush with death changed his perspective to life. He started living each day of life to the fullest, with gratitude!

Letter count 279

The Strategy!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 141, to write a tale on the given prompt in 280 letters or less.

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With Sam’s head stuck between the pillars, the entire city thronged there to witness a grueling four hour effort, before he was finally rescued.

Smiling, the next day, he collected a cool 500 $ from his friend, winning the bet, to get his picture published in the newspapers!

LC : 279

The Proof!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 138 to write a tale on the prompt in 280 letters or less.

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Cleaning the garage of their house, Mary stumbled on some old film negatives buried deep under the pile of books. The pictures told a gruesome tale.

Should she confront her husband, go to the police or just let it pass. Her mind was in a turmoil. Finally she made her decision!

Letter count : 279

The Letters!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 134, to write a tale in 280 letters or less on the given prompt.

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They had celebrated their silver jubilee anniversary recently, and were an example of a perfect couple still in love.

Her recent death had left him shattered. While clearing her closet, he found a bundle of love letters.

Did he really know her, after all those years together?

Letter count 278

The trip to Space!

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In response to Kat’s twittering tale, to write a tale on the prompt in 280 letters or less!

First man selected as a tourist to space was finally a reality, after months of preparation. Tension mounting high, I embarked on the voyage. As we settled into the orbit, I started to relax.

The loud blast threw me out, only to realize I had fallen off my bed. End of my dream!

Letter count 279

Darn….

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #132, to write a tale in 280 letters or less.

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My car broke down, my phone was dead. Stranded in an area away from civilization, I started walking to find help. Suddenly spotted a payphone. I prayed and inserted a coin. Couldn’t believe my luck when I heard the dial tone. But darn…

I couldn’t remember a single number!

Letter count : 278

The Solo Trip!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 131. Write a tale in 280 letters or less.

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Her first solo trip abroad, had taught Annie life skills and learning beyond the two decades of formal education.

Missed flight, incessant weather, bitter experience, helpful people, diverse culture, dealing with situations….it was a mixed bag.

She was now ready to take on life!

Letter count 280

Muted Voices!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale # 130, to write a tale on the pic prompt in 280 letters or less.

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When Adi introduced his best friend Jai to his bride Uma, they froze.

Recalling their chance meeting on a train journey where their eyes and heart embraced but  their words remained shy and muted. If only they gave their emotions a voice then, today would be a different story.

Letter count : 280

 

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