@VSS365 is on Twitter. VSS means Very Short Story. 365 represents every day of the year.
Every day a new prompt word is tweeted. You have to tweet a story, poem or acrostic of no more than 280 characters including that day’s prompt word. Stories etc must be short enough to fit in a single tweet but big enough to make you laugh or cry or scream. Other than that there don’t seem to be any rules. Include #vss365 and #(whatever the prompt word is that day) with your tweet. No prizes – just for fun but it gets your mind working. Try it on days when you feel like it, just when you want.
Some of my efforts are below:
Nov 13 2018
(Series of linked tweets)
In American football it helps to be #fleet of foot.
I’m developing a theme – the American Dream:
Fast Linebacker Evades Every Tackle;
Fast Linebacker Executes Every Touchdown;
Fast Linebacker Easily Earns Trillions;
Fast Linebacker Enjoys Election Triumph;
Fast Linebacker Eventually Evicts Trump.
Continuing the American Dream as President our #fleet-footed Fast Linebacker Exceeds Expectations Totally:
Fast Linebacker Ensures Economic Turnaround,
Fast Linebacker Eliminates Equality Tribalism,
Fast Linebacker Enforces Energy Treaties,
Fast Linebacker Eradicates Enemy Targets,
Fast Linebacker Ends Education Tragedies,
Fast Linebacker Expands Emergency Treatment
Fast Linebacker Earns Earth’s Thanks
… And we all live happily ever after.
Nov 12 2018
Captain James Cook. (1728 – 1779), sailing in HMS Endeavour showed great #endeavour to discover Australia and New Zealand.
Nov 11 2018
Luke 4:23 Physician heal thyself. When all else fails set up your own #dispensary.
Nov 10 2018
Profound thought for the day.
Life can be either side of the #crystal:
Chasing Rainbows Yesterday; Sadly Tomorrow Arrowed Light
Nov 9 2018
When Elizabeth II dies the #crown can only pass to her eldest son.
Nov 8 2018
Applying #craft, candidates on the US TV programme reverse the outcome…
Recently a #craft was pulled backwards off a sandbank at Portsmouth
To disguise his intentions Noah’s #craft was …
Nov 7 2018
Bikers’ #chapter chooses favourite film.
Having finished the last #chapter l’m …
Nov 6 2018
Dracula spends his daylight hours in the #cavern …
… under his #castle
Nov 5 2018
If a direct assault on a #castle appears risky then …
or …Writers, don’t fall back on that old Hollywood screenwriter’s trick:
Nov 4 2018
A #cascade of applause for Ian Mckellen at the end of King Lear:
Nov 3 2018
#calypso celebrations as the first West Indies astronaut reaches the International Space Station:
Nov 2 2018
Replace plastic with returnable glass #bottles
Nov 1 2018
Is that an #aurora I can see:
Oct 31 2018
Time-travellers should step through this #window
Oct 30 2018
Others may be trying to #obtain your valuables:
Oct 29 2018
If you really need to #nudge someone
Oct 28 2018
Moby Dick is a #sob story
Summary Of Book:
Sailing Off Boston
Seeking Out Blubber
Skipper Obviously Bonkers
Sperm-whale Obliterates Boat
Sailors Over Board
Survivor One Boatman
Oct 27 2018
The world combines to #denounce Russia
Oct 26 2018
The Democrats are hoping to be #restored to a majority in the up-coming mid-terms on Nov 6. This is the headline for the Washington Post:
Oct 25 2018
Trafalgar 21 October 1805
Went drinking with sailors last week. It’s #obvious that I didn’t intend this but …
… oh shit!
If it had been #obviously I would have added
for added impact and gender equality.
Oct 24 2018
#wallow in love because:
Oct 24 2018
Always take the opportunity to #wallow in luxury:
Worry (or Work)
Oct 23 2018
It’s very stressful being an #engineer:
Sensitivity alert: no alternative meanings should be attributed to the above engineering expressions 🙂
Oct 22 2018
When #hiccups start, try this cure: