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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 120

15 Minute Tweet TalesSince I already did a post today featuring awesome friends and their awesome books, just a short post for my 15 Minute Tweet Tales:
 
5/7 - The mouse steals the chunk of cheese from the trap and gobbles it, but his satiety keeps him from sensing the cat sneaking up behind...
 
5/8 - The torrid atmosphere in the kitchen causes sweat to roll into her cleavage. She catches him watching. It doesn't help cool things down.
 
5/9 - The people were agog at the chance to get a glimpse of their emperor. Shock rippled through the crowd when they realized he was naked.
 
5/10 - She complains when her tranche of the ransom money is so small, but they argue it’s not hard sitting around pretending to be kidnapped.
 
5/11 - He climbed the fence and threw burgers to pacify the dogs, but was shocked by a voice squawking, “Intruder!” Sent to the pokey by a parrot.
 
5/12 - The recalcitrant apprentice always ignored the wizard's rules, so the wizard ignored his pleas for help when the dark spell backfired.
 
5/13 - She takes umbrage at being hidden in back row of chorus, not realizing if her dad wasn't the principal, she wouldn't be on stage at all.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 119

15 Minute Tweet TalesSince there are sometimes repeats from previous years in the list of ‘rare’ words I use for #15tt, I always search my previous tweet tales to make sure I don’t use a word again (because where’s the challenge in that?). This week turned out to be very interesting. Not only were there two repeat words – abstruse was supposed to be May 1 and bon vivant was supposed to be May 4 – but there were also two words I’d used previously in tweet tales even though they were not the assigned #15tt word: spiel and notorious. I went ahead and used them as #15tt words this week, since they weren't official #15tt words before, but I thought it was interesting that there were so many ‘repeats’ this week.
 
Since the last 15 Minute Tweet Tales post was a Sunday because of the A to Z Challenge, there are a few extra tales this week:
 
4/28 - As the moon obliterates the sun, the people scream. Thinking quickly, the shaman waves his arms. "Behold my power! Now bring me gold!"
 
4/29 - She's notorious for multiple visits to The Maury Povich Show: all those DNA tests yet Maury still hasn't told anyone he's the father.
 
4/30 - The salesman gave his spiel about the environmental benefits of the cleanser, but she was sold when he said it removed all traces of blood.
 
5/1 - No one at work takes her seriously because of her millefleur dresses. Exactly her plan as she passes their secrets to the competition.
 
5/2 - As they creep through air ducts, Jim farts. Not loud enough to alert security, but Bob cachinnates. He still laughs as they're arrested.
 
5/3 - She heard growling on the front porch so used a chair to peer out the lunette. Yellow eyes stared back, too high up to be a normal animal.
 
5/4 - He was a nonpareil doctor, so we were shocked when his wife died from something so easy to fix. Then the cops started asking questions.
 
5/5 - His love for his fiancée was putative reason he stepped in front of the mugger, but he was willing to take a bullet for her dad's money.
 
5/6 - Everything he sees when he walks into the senate validates his decision to let the meteor destroy this planet - no intelligent life to save.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 118

15 Minute Tweet TalesIt’s the day off from the A to Z challenge, so here’s a quick post of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales:
 
4/21 - Her foster family did not warn her of her origin, a decision they regret when her half-joking malediction turns their son into a toad.
 
4/22 - The adult dog pees on the floor and smirks at the puppy. The pup knows she'll get blamed again. She must find a way to vindicate herself.
 
4/23 - They held hands and giggled as they walked along the alameda, but their ardent whispers held secrets that would bring down a government.
 
4/24 - I want to vomit as Mom kowtows to the neighbors, but she must keep them happy. If they find out what's inside our house, people will die.
 
4/25 - He saw mom and fiancée exchange sly smiles when he returned with hair cut short. Realized they'd been in cahoots to cause gum accident.
 
4/26 - His unabashed love of unicorns earns many beatings from school bully. Small suspect pool when bully found impaled with unicorn figurine.
 
4/27 - He wished on a shooting star, but when he woke up, he started screaming. He wanted to fly like Superman, not grow a freaky patagium.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 117

15 Minute Tweet TalesHere’s another quick 15 Minute Tweet Tales post on the day off from the A to Z Challenge:
 
4/14 – When the bully taunts Jim in the hallway, Suzy screams at him to stop. His little sister's derring-do shames him more than the bully.
 
4/15 - Finger in my coat pocket, I four-flush I have a gun and rob him. I immediately trash it; I didn't want the money, he was just being a jerk.
 
4/16 - His piquant personality takes him far on the reality cooking show, but it's replacing competitors' sugar with salt that secures his win.
 
4/17 - At work Bob came across as a nebbish, but when Jan got hassled in the parking lot, he stepped in, opening her eyes to his true nature.
 
4/18 - Rex pants happily as his girls bedizen him in their mom's old clothes, his silent lessons about love and patience enriching their lives.
 
4/19 - The meeting prattle hits stupidity threshold and she shouts, "You're all fired for being idiots!" Her boss calls security to escort her out.
 
4/20 - My normally gregarious child screamed when placed on the Easter Bunny's lap. Then I had to write a check for Bunny's dry-cleaning bill.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 116

15 Minute Tweet TalesWith all the craziness of the A to Z Challenge, just a quick post of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales today:
 
4/7 - Tom's loquacious Nana chases his girlfriends away with humiliating stories of his youth. A pillow and some pressure solve that problem.
 
4/8 - I'm going to be a star!! I'm a Broadway hyphenate, ya know. My parents are always telling me I'm amazing at acting, singing and dancing.
 
4/9 - Back screaming from working two jobs, the lenitive hugs of her kids remind her it's all worth it. Though she wouldn't say no to a vacation.
 
4/10 - Even when my sis showed me pictures, I didn't believe her picaresque tales of traveling with smitten men. Then Juan showed up at our door.
 
4/11 - She does her best to emote as she confronts him about his betrayal. Truthfully she doesn't care. She's been cheating on him for years.
 
4/12 - In her oversized sweats with boyish haircut, he knows his friends will mock her lack of muliebrity, but she's completely stolen his heart.
 
4/13 - My querulous neighbor makes me crazy: complains about mailbox color, grass length, etc. Wonder how he'll feel about me peeing on his lawn?
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Temporarily Tweet Tales Sunday Week 115

15 Minute Tweet TalesLike I’ve done the past two years of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m temporarily moving my regularly scheduled 15 Minute Tweet Tales posts from Tuesday to Sunday. Since I didn’t do a tweet tales post earlier this week, there are more than usual. Enjoy!
 
3/26 - The food's awful, but she gets hebdomadal lunch: she never gave waiter the chance to call her Mom, but recognized her blue eyes in his face.
 
3/27 - When she caught husband cheating, her knee-jerk reaction was to grab her shotgun, but she came up with a better murder scheme to avoid jail.
 
3/28 - With a sneer, she flicks his epaulet representing courage in battle. She knows it was bought with the blood of his men rather than earned.
 
3/29 - Tim cries at zoomorphic costumes. "Told ya he's too young," hisses Dad. "Told ya you're an ass!" screams Mom, giving audience a second show.
 
3/30 - The atavism in Jon alarms his mom. Magic had been eliminated from their people, primarily by killing those who had it. She must hide him.
 
3/31 - He writes books mocking those who believe in aliens, so he's upset he'll have to resile. Least of his worries once the probing starts.
 
4/1 - After her devious explanation of why she missed curfew lasted 20 minutes, her dad couldn't figure out if she should be punished or not.
 
4/2 - "When I gaze in your eyes, I know you grok me. Our wedding will be beautiful. Now, do you promise not to scream when I take off the gag?"
 
4/3 - Cleaning Nana's attic he finds an incunabulum. Believing it dusty junk, he tosses it...along with the fortune he'd work so hard to inherit.
 
4/4 - Sue's ready for her efflorescence from geeky girl to hot woman, but no one wants to give her a makeover in a montage set to pop music.
 
4/5 - Although the cockalorum annoys us by lamenting about his Ferrari being in the shop, when the bus arrives, he lacks money for the fare.
 
4/6 - Her boss carps at her, not knowing her husband just died. Her boss also doesn't know he died because he constantly criticized her.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 114

15 Minute Tweet TalesSince I’m spending the day on Twitter obsessing over the #PidMad hashtag, today’s 15 Minute Tweet Tales post is a quick one: 
 
3/19 - She sings with élan but no talent; the audience cringes but Dad beams. He always says: if you can't do it well, do it enthusiastically.
 
3/20 - He blames his heinous acts on ‘following orders’ but it’s actually a convenient way to execute the dark ideas burrowing in his brain.
 
3/21 - He’s a tub-thumper about health and moral benefits of veganism, but bacon sings to him. He even keeps pieces in his desk for pick-me-ups.
 
3/22 - She oppugns the bishop's saintly reputation, so people call her a liar, but she remembers the feel of his hands on her while she cried.
 
3/23 - He’s a pippin of the art world. Even after revealing his paintings are pranks created by rolling his dog in paint, they laud his vision.
 
3/24 - Tired of his daughters’ fighting, he uses duct tape to demarcate their room into halves. But it’s not a magic wall, so the battles rage on.
 
3/25 - She panicked at the multitudinous faces jeering at her as they led her to the gallows, but calmed when she saw him. He’d make them pay.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 113

Joanna and Jocelyn at Veronica Mars movieSo have you watched the Veronica Mars movie yet? It is only playing at one theater in all of South Carolina, but luckily it's in Columbia where my brother lives. Even though he doesn’t get the Veronica Mars hype, he agreed to play host to his excited sisters. So I drove an hour and a half up from Charleston, and my sister drove an hour and a half down from Greenville, and we were there Friday morning for the very first screening in SC. 
 
I think there were only about 40 people in the theater, but considering it was a work/school morning, that’s not too shabby. And everyone there was obviously a huge fan, laughing at all the inside jokes, so it was a ton of fun. 
 
As a fan of the show, I was so excited to see Veronica back in action. And as a Kickstarter backer, I couldn’t be more proud of how my money was spent. Five million is still a very small budget for a movie, but you couldn’t tell that from the top-notch production values. And the script was funny, suspenseful, and entertaining – everything I loved about the Veronica Mars series. Rob Thomas and his talented team did an amazing job, and I can’t wait to see the stories they have planned for Veronica’s continuing adventures, whether it’s another movie, novels, or whatever other way they come up with for sharing her story. 
 
15 Minute Tweet TalesIn comparison, my 15 Minute Tweet Tales seem very amateurish, but here they are anyway:
 
3/12 - Venting whiskey fumes, she upbraids his terrible cooking, but getting items from the grocery store is tough since he's too young to drive.
 
3/13 - They mock her persnickety way of organizing office supplies until the day she spots an extra pen that is actually a competitor’s bug.
 
3/14 - After watching Superman, he grabs a red towel and heads to apt. roof to volplane into city. Luckily his mom catches him before he jumps.
 
3/15 - He donates his fortune to the instauration of the library because as the books decayed through the years so did the town's prospects.
 
3/16 - Each day she secretes a quarter from her dad's change. Too small to notice, but it adds up to a bus ticket when she needs to escape.
 
3/17 - Her fallacious explanation implicates her brother. They don't buy it. She blames the dog. Nope. She's the one with frosting on her chin.
 
3/18 - He falls in love when the sylph soars through the air. His parents forbid him from marrying a trapeze artist. His heart stops flying.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 111

15 Minute Tweet TalesI’m not sure where this past week went. It seriously feels like I blinked and then we were suddenly almost a week into March. While I try to figure out what the heck I spent my time on last week, you can peruse the 15 Minute Tweet Tales I apparently used some of that time writing: 
 
2/26 - Whispered phone calls and secret smiles: empirical evidence suggests affair, so he bangs coworker, but wife just planning birthday surprise.
 
2/27 - When she spots a behemoth of a zit on her chin she knows her life is over – today is picture day and her senior photo will haunt her future.
 
2/28 - He spends the livelong day cooking a romantic meal that will seal the deal. While he takes her coat, the dog helps himself to the feast.
 
3/1 - Mom says TV privileges are in abeyance until they play outside for two hours. They stare at people walking by, not knowing what else to do.
 
3/2 - Every night she filches the covers, so he buys her a blanket. She laughs but is sad inside, since the nightly tussle is part of the fun.
 
3/3 - The immense power of the ocean ate at the land until it formed the cliff she stood on, reminding her beauty can be born of destruction.
 
3/4 - During their date, she was entranced by his gests, but if she'd ever picked up a book, she'd have realized he stole from the classics.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 110

15 Minute Tweet TalesI spent the entire day on the road coming home from a fabulous writers retreat (more info to come), so I’m squeaking in a short and sweet posting of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales just under the wire before it officially turns into Wednesday. 
 
2/19 - His extemporaneous speech conveys shock at winning Best Actor, but he'd actually bribed the accountant to put his name in the envelope.
 
2/20 - She needs a break to make some demulcent tea. Afterwards, she unlocks the closet to continue yelling at her kids for painting the dog.
 
2/21 - The copious rejections don’t dim her spirit: she knows her 7 book (1000 pages each) vampire series based on her life will be a bestseller.
 
2/22 - In front of family and friends, instead of saying "I do" she abjures him – their entire relationship revenge for what he did in high school.
 
2/23 - The kids dreaded the exegesis Dad gave at every dinner since he read boring books. Poor Timmy even once fell asleep in his potatoes.
 
2/24 - The two cats are Dog’s henchmen in quest for tasty bacon, but when Human walks in, they vanish, leaving Dog with greasy-snout evidence.
 
2/25 - At the conclave, members discuss removing their leader and then vote to do it. The last piece of business is deciding who’ll kill him.
 
Play along and write tweet tales for the above words. If you’re willing to share, post them on twitter with the hashtag #15tt or add them below in the comments because I’d love to read them. Any thoughts about this week's tweet tales or #15tt words?