#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)

"Come with me" beckons the Woodland Fairy. She follows blindly, under the influence of rampant nemophilia. The trees close behind them #15tt

Despite obdormition she manages to fling her arm around and bop her brother on the head. Never. Use. Sleeper. Hold. On. Me. Again. #15tt

If you enjoy my #cutedog pics, my latest blog post has extras,plus 15 Minute Tweet Tales. jocelynrish.com/content/tweet-… #15tt #dogs #DogsOfTwitter

Finally got around to doing a new #15tt post, with cute doggie pic, which automatically makes every post better. jocelynrish.com/content/tweet-…

Newly adopted dog has sad past. Scared of new "mom." Finally creeps over for cuddles. Mom not moving no matter how bad obdormition is. #15tt

Another #15tt word: obdormition - when an arm or leg goes to 'sleep' as a result of numbness caused by pressure on a nerve. #twitfic #vss

She's always had strong nemophilia, but with each news story, she spends more time among the trees. Until one day she never comes out. #15tt

This week's #15tt word is nemophilia - the love of spending time in forests; a fondness or liking for forests, woods, or woodland scenery.