#15tt – Fifthteen Minute Tweet Tales

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

15 Minute Tweet Tales or #15tt, is a twitter hashtag game run by Jocelyn Rish. Each day a new word will be the prompt for a tale told in less than 140 characters.  Authors will have just 15 minutes to compose a very short story.

Jocelyn explains the reason for this…

“Since I tend to obsess over and tweak my stories to death, I’m giving myself a time limit for each one.  Once I tear off the calendar page to reveal the new word, I’ll only have fifteen minutes to craft my masterpiece, and then I’ll tweet the story, no matter how much it makes me cringe.

This daily exercise will be helpful in many ways.  The most important being that by challenging myself to do this every day, I’ll exercise my writing muscles even if I don’t have time to work on my longer pieces. Also, the theory is the new words will actually stick in my forgetful brain once I’ve created a story using them (and an arsenal of big words is always better, right?).

I hope other people will participate. Maybe you can’t commit to a tweet tale every day, but if you have a few minutes to kill, join the fun and stretch yourself creatively.  I’ll use the hashtag #15tt (for fifteen minute tweet tales) when tweeting the word of the day and my resulting tale.  And even though it uses up five of the precious 140 characters, I hope others also use the #15tt hashtag if they play along, so we can easily find and read their tweet tales.”

Visit her website for more information.

LIVE #15TT MICRO STORIES FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest 15tt micro stories live from twitter. Twitter hastag: #15tt (some tweets below may not be poems)

#15tt Little known fact, Ferrule and Grommet are cousins!

@TuiSnider I loved when @plynne_writes used the #15tt words for her #AtoZChallenge! Such a fun idea!

Been meaning to ask @plynne_writes if she ever plays this daily #flashfiction tag featuring unusual words called #15tt #StoryDam twitter.com/JocelynRish/st…

#15tt he called his iron lady his "Ferrule-r"(don't ask why) They liked "Steel Magnolias"(no Karen! Not the film)

#15tt If she says Iron maiden and isn't talking about Metal music,it may be ferrule to bind you. #ouch

#15tt When he gets locked in the school overnight, he tries to MacGyver a lock pick out of pencil ferrules. He's still there in the morning.

Today's #15tt word is ferrule: ring of metal around a slender shaft to strengthen it or prevent splitting, like band holding pencil eraser.

When he gets locked in the school overnight, he tries to MacGyver a lock pick out of pencil ferrules. He's still there in the morning. #15tt

Today's #15tt word is ferrule - ring of metal around a slender shaft to strengthen it or prevent splitting, like band holding pencil eraser.

#15tt epithalamium, may cause internal bleeding,intestinal strangulation,excessive wght loss(all of it) symptoms"Ode 2 a lump of green putty

#15tt He stands to read his epithalamium to the happy couple. Starts to cry instead. He's loved her since they were kids & can't let her go.

This week's #15tt word is epithalamium - a poem or song to celebrate a wedding. #vss #twitfic #microfiction #twitterfiction

#15tt To see a guy's metal either side of the pond,examine their epithalamium or as it's known in UK epithalauminium

He stands to read his epithalamium to the happy couple. Starts to cry instead. He's loved her since they were kids & can't let her go. #15tt

This week's #15tt word is epithalamium - a poem or song to celebrate a wedding. #twitfic #microfiction #vss #twitterfiction