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@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:

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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

… Until…

Fast Linebacker Earns Earth’s Thanks

… And we all live happily ever after.

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Nov 12 2018

Captain James Cook. (1728 – 1779), sailing in HMS Endeavour showed great #endeavour to discover Australia and New Zealand.

Exploring

New

Discoveries,

Endeavour’

Attempted

Voyages

Over

Untravelled

Routes

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Nov 11 2018

Luke 4:23 Physician heal thyself. When all else fails set up your own #dispensary.

Doctor

Is

Sick,

Patients

Expecting

Normal

Service;

Arrange

Remedies

Yourself

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Nov 10 2018

Profound thought for the day.

Life can be either side of the #crystal:

Chasing Rainbows Yesterday; Sadly Tomorrow Arrowed Light

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Nov 9 2018

When Elizabeth II dies the #crown can only pass to her eldest son.

Charles

Retains

Ownership

With

Nepotism

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Nov 8 2018

Applying #craft, candidates on the US TV programme reverse the outcome…

Clearly-

Rational

Apprentices

Fire

Trump

or

Recently a #craft was pulled backwards off a sandbank at Portsmouth

Tugs

Full

Astern

Re-float

Cruiser

or

To disguise his intentions Noah’s #craft was …

Cunningly

Registered

As

Floating

Taxi

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Nov 7 2018

Bikers’ #chapter chooses favourite film.

California’s

Hells

Angels

Picture

Trophy:

“Easy

Rider”

or

Having finished the last #chapter l’m …

Completely

Happy

After

Page-

Turner

Ends

Romantically

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Nov 6 2018

Dracula spends his daylight hours in the #cavern 

Crypt

Admitting

Vampires

Every

Returning

Night

… under his #castle

Completely

Acceptable

Space

To

Lay

Eternally

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Nov 5 2018

If a direct assault on a #castle appears risky then …

Chances

Are

Siege

Tactics

Look

Enticing

or …Writers, don’t fall back on that old Hollywood screenwriter’s trick:

Came

Across

Secret

Tunnel

Located

Externally

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Nov 4 2018

A #cascade of applause for Ian Mckellen at the end of King Lear:

Critically-

Acclaimed

Show

Captures

Applause

During

Evening

king-lear-doy

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Nov 3 2018

#calypso celebrations as the first West Indies astronaut reaches the International Space Station:

Caribbean

Aerospace

Launch

Yesterday;

Party

Still

Orbiting

 

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Nov 2 2018

Replace plastic with returnable glass #bottles

Because

Over

Time

That

Leaves

Earth

Safer

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Nov 1 2018

Is that an #aurora I can see:

An

Unusual

Reaction

Occasioning

Resplendent

Atmosphere

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Oct 31 2018

Time-travellers should step through this #window

Wormhole

Into

New

Dimensions

Opens

Worlds

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Oct 30 2018

Others may be trying to #obtain your valuables:

Often

Blame

Thieves

Active

In

Neighbourhood

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Oct 29 2018

If you really need to #nudge someone

Never

Underuse

Deftly-

Given

Elbow

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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

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Oct 27 2018

The world combines to #denounce Russia

Definitely

Employed

Novichock;

Overwhelming

United

Nations

Condemnation

Ensues

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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:

Republican

Exit

Sensation:

Trump

Opposition

Returns

Extra

Democrats.

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Oct 25 2018

Trafalgar 21 October 1805

Dear Mother,

Went drinking with sailors last week. It’s #obvious that I didn’t intend this but …

On

Board

Victory;

It’s

Outbound

Under

Sail

… oh shit!

If it had been #obviously I would have added

Love

Yvonne

for added impact and gender equality.

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Oct 24 2018

#wallow in love because:

Without

Any

Love

Life’s

Often

Worthless

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Oct 24 2018

Always take the opportunity to #wallow in luxury:

When

Assessing

Life

Luxury

Outranks

Worry    (or Work)

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Oct 23 2018

It’s very stressful being an #engineer:

Each

Nipple

Greased,

Individual

Nozzles

Examined;

Engineer

Relaxes

Sensitivity alert: no alternative meanings should be attributed to the above engineering expressions 🙂

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Oct 22 2018

When #hiccups start, try this cure:

Hastily

Inhale,

Cautiously

Cough,

Undergo

Prolonged

Silence

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Oct 22 2018
Dear Diary, Woke up this morning, saw a magnificent sunrise … had a massive bout of #hiccups … took my breath away.
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Oct 21 2018
Which President’s actions deserve a #trophy?
Truth-
Respecting
Obama
Praising
Honest
Yanks
or
Trump’s
Rubbish
On-line
Pleasing
Hard-right
Yanks
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Oct 20 2018
#gutless
Godlovers
Underestimate
Total
Logic
Every
Single
Sunday
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#narrow
Never
Acknowledge
Republicans,
Respect
Our
Womenfolk
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If it was rational to be #irrational then that would be … irrational, wouldn’t it?
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They called him #eccentric because he had one leg shorter than the other which made him walk round in a circle. But on an oval running track he was the fastest thing on two legs.

 

 

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