#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 She gets a columella piercing to impress bad boy at school, but the fact she knows actual name of it means he'll never be interested.

This week's #15tt word is columella - fleshy external end of the nasal septum;bottom part of nose that separates the nostrils. #microfiction

Check out this week's 15 Minute Tweet Tales word, plus more books donated to @RPSouthCarolina: jocelynrish.com/content/tweet-… #15tt #twitfic #vss

She gets a columella piercing to impress bad boy at school, but the fact she knows actual name of it means he'll never be interested. #15tt

This week's #15tt word is columella - fleshy external end of the nasal septum;bottom part of nose that separates the nostrils. #vss #twitfic

Monty the Alsation is a cuddly family pet. Until duty calls. When his partner puts on his MP's brassard, Monty goes into work mode. #15tt

#15tt General Ma'am asked "Does this brassard make my Rear Admiral look big?" He committed Harikari on the spot,one of the lucky ones!