Story #1: Lover’s Letters
She tied the letters into a thick bundle; within these letters lay her lover’s heart. His words meant nothing; he broke her heart so she burnt the letters containing his heart.
This is how you treat a heartless man, she thought, looking at her lover’s corpse lying at her feet.
Story #2: The Letters
He found the letters while looking for a nail file in the dressing table; he finally knew the truth behind their misfortune. To think she was capable of such vile act! His very own wife!
Yet, she was unrepentant upon confrontation.
“They’re harmless, dear. All chain letters are.”
Hah! I originally started with no ideas but it is amazing how the words flow as I started writing. Now, I ended up with two twitter tales and I’m quite proud of both stories. Especially since they are stories of different genre, resulting from the same prompt.
Well, the first story is a little dark and grim. Truth be told, I was actually frightened by my own story. Not to be obnoxiously proud but I had the shivers as I edited my own story to keep to 280 characters. So let’s end on a lighter note with the second story, shall we?
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.