#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.

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

Drain the swamp? His porceltor was so small, he couldn't even drain the sink. Sad! #15tt

#15tt he died doing what he loved, looking for her porceltor #iAmSoSoSorry

Having jimmied the tap the water sprite got stuck in the porceltor, drowned by her own petard. #15tt #vss

goo.gl/g71cLD THIS! Kobe Bryant Shaquille O'neal 2003-04 Fleer Focus Tag Team #15TT LA Lakers T7 pic.twitter.com/XbTqGdMiOZ

Late with my #15tt post, but it's finally up along with a shout out to @kellyekell's book release: jocelynrish.com/content/tweet-… #twitfic #vss

The sink overflows, splashing red water everywhere. Her husband's foul habits had clogged the porceltor. Even in death he vexes her. #15tt

This week's #15tt word is porceltor - a little hole in the sink used for draining the water before an overflow occurs. #twitfic #vss