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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 126

15 Minute Tweet TalesI think today’s (6/24) #15tt word might be my favorite one yet: borborygmus. It’s a pretty funny-looking word to start with, so when I saw it, I hoped it would have an epic definition to match its epic appearance, and boy did it ever - intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas. I had no idea there was actually a word to describe that phenomenon. I mean, I know the various terms for when the gas finally escapes, but the fact that there’s a word for the actual rumbling makes my internal twelve-year-old howl with glee. The dictionary entry states borborygmus can be traced to a Greek verb believed to be coined to imitate the digestive noises made by a stomach. That's awesome. 
 
It’s hard to top that, but here are the rest of my 15 Minute Tweet Tales:
 
6/18 - DVD player died early in 12-hr drive to Granny's, so as divertissement, Mom taught kids car games from her childhood. Best trip ever!
 
6/19 - Mom brags about unsavory means she used to facilitate his college acceptance. Now he'll never know he would've gotten in on own merits.
 
6/20 - She found the slimsy dog and with food & love saved his life. A year later he returns the favor, attacking a man who breaks into her house.
 
6/21 - An amative urge convinced him to stand under her window blasting a boom box. Neighbors called the cops. Dad ran out brandishing a shotgun.
 
6/22 - Grandpa's confused look reveals his wetware is uselessly spinning. Wanting to remain in his will, she shows how to send email yet again.
 
6/23 - Her friends asked about spring break plans, but she made nebulous promises. She was waiting for her doctor to call with test results.
 
6/24 - On the third date he says, "I love-" but her borborygmus drowns out last word. She's too embarrassed to respond. He thinks she doesn't care.
 
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 125

15 Minute Tweet TalesYikes, after reading back this week’s 15 Minute Tweet Tales all at once, they seem even darker than usual. Lots of people doing horrible things to each other, especially people they are supposed to love. Although I did go lighter with the last two with silly animals being silly.
 
6/11 - His benevolent demeanor is a practiced lie. You haven't found any of his victims yet, but you will soon. Why doesn't anyone believe me?
 
6/12 - Scar on her face commemorates the day she learned the difference between love and obsession, but also the day she realized her own strength.
 
6/13 - When word spreads at reunion that he's divorced, a phalanx of aunts descends. He claims he cheated, preferring their anger to their pity.
 
6/14 - The prostitute felt entitled to more, so she stole his wife’s jewelry, but he’s a horrible husband in every way, so it was all pinchbeck.
 
6/15 - Everyone knows she gets roles due to blow jobs; when co-star accuses her of it, her ‘aghast’ expression proves she’s a terrible actress.
 
6/16 - The other stray cats japed at his limp caused by a deformed leg, but after seeing people feeding him, they practiced their own hobbling.
 
6/17 - Rex follows the pungent odor to a decaying animal, then rolls in it, certain his person will be awfully pleased with his new cologne.
 
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 124

15 Minute Tweet TalesI can’t believe another week has flown by. Hope y’all are doing well and getting lots of work done on whatever project has currently captured your mind and heart. Since I need to get back to my current project, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
6/4 - Neighbors know one of us Smith kids torments animals. Due to lookism they think it's Tom. My creepy-looking brother wouldn't hurt a fly.
 
6/5 - Her dog was acting addlepated: licking walls, barking at air. She worried he had doggie dementia. Then things on the shelves started moving.
 
6/6 - She's a perfume cognoscente, always picking perfect scents for friends, making them even more reluctant to tell her she stinks of B.O.
 
6/7 - He thinks his soul will be unfettered once he confesses his love, but her quickly concealed look of disgust encases his heart in lead.
 
6/8 - Disappointment suffuses through crowd as the horse guaranteed to win falls further behind. The man who fixed his food collects his winnings.
 
6/9 - His mom calls him incorrigible with such love in her voice he truly thinks it's a good thing. His first girlfriend cures him of that notion.
 
6/10 - Her fussy boss asked for a martini with extra verjuice. She thought it odd but complied. Accents can be tricky and now she needs a new job.
 
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 123

15 Minute Tweet TalesI’m all wrapped up in trying to finish my short screenplay before a contest deadline, so I almost forgot today is Tuesday. So here they are - my 15 Minute Tweet Tales for the week:
 
5/28 – When she sees the tabloid cover with her kids at school, she sprints to nearest person with paparazzi accoutrements and smashes his camera.
 
5/29 - She probably thinks her vacuous head tilt is adorable, but it makes him want to smack her. His dad really dumped his mom for this bimbo?
 
5/30 - She says she eschews trendy clothes cause the companies destroy the environment;truthfully her mom works two jobs just to put food on table.
 
5/31 - His outbursts are furious but fugacious, so she convinces herself his temper isn't that bad. A trip to the ER helps her see the truth.
 
6/1 - "What a space cadet!" snarks cashier about lady who left her wallet, as he stands there with his zipper down and toilet paper on his shoe.
 
6/2 - Suzy spent days training Rex to leave the chickens alone, but at first sign of recidivism, Dad took him out back. Suzy cried at the gunshot.
 
6/3 - Kicking each other while trying to sleep in the back of the station wagon, it was hard to remember the halcyon days before Dad lost his job.
 
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 122

15 Minute Tweet TalesI hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Mine was tons of fun. There was the meteor shower that was mostly a dud except for a few really spectacular streaks across the sky. There was swimming with the dogs. There was cruising around the lake. There was even harvesting honey and making lip balm out of beeswax. Pretty great weekend! If I have time, I might write a few longer posts about some of the events, but I’m working on short screenplay with a deadline just around the corner, so it’s iffy. Meanwhile, here are my 15 Minute Tweet Tales from the past week to keep you entertained: 
 
5/21 - He hands the boniface cash, and she nods toward man at the bar. He slips a knife between the senator's ribs and disappears before he falls.
 
5/22 - He's proficient at making fart sounds, entertaining classmates for years, but when it's time for prom, no one wants to go with farty mouth.
 
5/23 - Her sister loves the zoo, so her parents don't get why Sue cries, since they don't believe the souls of the menagerie beg her to free them.
 
5/24 - The damask she picks for the curtains is supposed to brighten the room, but the color reminds them of the tragedy that happened there.
 
5/25 – The troubadour wrote a song that made the depressed princess smile. But her dad was the butt of the joke, so the musician lost his head.
 
5/26 - A chill pervades her body, paralyzing her limbs, so when the shadow reaches for her from the darkness, all she can do is scream.
 
5/27 - During Parade of Nations, folks mocked jerkwater country that had never competed, but thanks to secret native fruit, they won all the golds.
 
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 121

15 Minute Tweet TalesAnother short and sweet post this week – enjoy my 15 Minute Tweet Tales
 
5/14 - The creature skulks through the night searching for prey. Her victim's cries echo through the darkness. Everyone fears they might be next.
 
5/15 Best friends for years, but today she feels a frisson of desire when he looks at her. Should she risk it all to perhaps gain everything?
 
5/16 - The boys discussed their heist in argot, but find out their code's easy to break and to never cross a Girl Scout delivering her cookies.
 
5/17 - The principal said not to maffick during graduation, but the school had low verbal SAT scores, so the students acted a bit crazy anyway.
 
5/18 - Tears fall as she reads in the town’s weekly gazette that he’s engaged. She’d been so sure he would apologize. Pride is a lonely companion.
 
5/19 - His mother-in-law vouchsafes to visit their new house but sneers at everything. He just smiles since he hacked her savings to buy it.
 
5/20 - While awake, she remembers he's gone; while dreaming, she watches him die. So she lives for her hypnagogic state, when he whispers to 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 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?