Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Submit 100 character stories for the weekly contest
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Do you like twit-fic?

Yes
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No
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We'll see
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Total votes: 55

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Phenopath » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:04 pm

Frostheaves wrote:It is the end of the world in the form of Cretaceous dinosaurs with machine guns and all you can think to say is I told you so?
I love a domestic.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by F5iver » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:15 pm

"What's that?" she asked.
"What?"
"That right there." She pointed to the dangling thread. As she pulled on the wayward string her lover unraveled.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:51 pm

Smack! "Leave that plot thread alone! Are you trying to kill me?!" Robert saw a new plot hole about his ankles. It itched.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Phenopath » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:58 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Smack! "Leave that plot thread alone! Are you trying to kill me?!" Robert saw a new plot hole about his ankles. It itched.
"It itched." is a fine ending to any story.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:06 pm

Phenopath wrote:"It itched." is a fine ending to any story.
They lived happily ever after, but it itched?! :P

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The Horror!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:10 am

The Road to Hell:
I knew I shouldn't pick up that hitch-hiker. But then I thought, "What's the worst?" I should've known he was a preacher.

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Re: "Grimm" Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:23 am

strawman wrote:
F5iver wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Dread Locks:
The prince called, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair," and climbed up. He had thought the hair grew from her head.
Ew! Ew!
Bad Algernon! Bad, bad boy!
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I've heard stories about them French women
Aha! giving him an 'out' eh, and simultaneously branding F5iver as a dirty-minded little zombie... :-)

This one immediately brought to mind one of the original Ren & Stimpy's (before they watered them down from their original full-on psychotic feel.) It was one long nose-hair...
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by myke_deschain » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:22 am

heh i really dont know if this is the right way to do this but i figured I'd try my hand at it:

Their whispers ended abruptly when I entered the room. I knew the sleigh felt shaky that year; worst Christmas ever.

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Results guaranteed!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:34 am

"Mature" Audiences Only?:
Bee stings swelling his limbs, Richard fainted with his name change
notice in hand. The email HAD said, "A bigger Dick."

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How-to Po-Tree

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:48 am

myke_deschain wrote:heh i really dont know if this is the right way to do this but i figured I'd try my hand at it:

Their whispers ended abruptly when I entered the room. I knew the sleigh felt shaky that year; worst Christmas ever.
Superseded! See this post.
[strike]Tell a story; express a thought.
Count punctuation not spaces
exactly 100 chars, you ought.
Make sense, not sour faces.[/strike]


Edit: Durn critics! Changed the last line.

Edit 2: The rhyme was an attempt to twabble on the idea of twabbles. It was NOT meant as an opinion of Mr. Deschain's noble effort.

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Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:20 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Tell a story; express a thought.
Count punctuation not spaces
exactly 100 chars, you ought.
Make sense, not disgraces.
Not disgraces? Good try, but it fell flat on the last word.
So Algy, what did you obsess on before discovering twabbles?
You're my quasi-ichthian angel, you're my half-amphibian queen...

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Re: How-to Po-Tree

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:48 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Not disgraces? Good try, but it fell flat on the last word.
Well, I thought it worked.
Edited the last line.

tbaker2500 wrote:So Algy, what did you obsess on before discovering twabbles?
My habit's between me and my parole officer. But, I don't call a twabble a day, "obsessing". I can quit any time -- really. 8)

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:54 am

Hee hee.. a twabble a day? A few more than that. Glad you're enjoying expressing yourself. Just try to extend the same courtesy to everyone else.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Phenopath » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:31 am

Hmm, I still feel a douche for correcting Eric Marsh's 'Drabbles for Dummies', but my irony detector was in overload. I struggle with the character count for twitfic and suspect that most of my entries are out.
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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by strawman » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:49 am

tbaker2500 wrote:Hee hee.. a twabble a day? A few more than that. Glad you're enjoying expressing yourself. Just try to extend the same courtesy to everyone else.
I may be wrong, but I believe it has been a daily exercise of Mr. Sidney is Dead to write a Twabble for his blog, and that we may be getting some old along with some new. This gives the impression that he has superhuman Rainman-like abilities, and speaks only in twabbles, when in fact he has just been trapped in mid-metamorphosis shedding his old skin in Area 51. He needs to create twabbles to rub against, to facilitate this shedding.

Problem is, his last line made too little sense, and so it created disgraces and sour faces.

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How-to Po-Tree, Take Two

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:18 am

Jeez, you guys are harsh. :roll:

A twabble a day since either I joined the forum (over a year ago) or since the contest started (Tax day, give or take).
So, I'm a couple hundred entries short. :D

Anywho, since my previous, extemporaneous entry was so disparaged, here is my Twabble-squared, The Next Generation...

Twabble on Twabble Crime:
Tell a tale; express a thought.
Count all marks but spaces,
exactly 100 chars, you ought.
Write sense, not poor phrases.

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:50 pm

I'm not even gonna try to enter this fray which is already dominated by giants in the art of the Twabble anymore. Guess I'll have to stick with 100 words and up.
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Re: How-to Po-Tree, Take Two

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:29 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote: Twabble on Twabble Crime:
Tell a tale; express a thought.
Count all marks but spaces,
exactly 100 chars, you ought.
Write sense, not poor phrases.
Nice. Now, what do you call a twabble poem?

Which reminds me, that haiku contest was awesome. There was one true favorite of mine, let's see if I can find it again. (googles)...
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2 ... topic=2825

Here it is. I think it should be credited to Trey Jackson, if I read it right.

Shirts, coats, bowie knife
Slit of light, peering, waiting
When will you get home?
You're my quasi-ichthian angel, you're my half-amphibian queen...

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:58 pm

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Who Turned Out the Lights? And the Oxygen?

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:47 am

Doctor Ross perfected the time-travel machine. Alas, he forgot that the Earth moved trillions of miles over the years.

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