December 2013 #MicroStory Collection

Posted: January 2, 2014 by patricksponaugle in Flash Fiction, Writing
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It’s January, a new month and a new year, so I went through my social media feeds and grabbed all the MicroStories I tweeted during the month of December from bygone 2013.

As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed in 140 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)

As usual, I only throw out Science Fiction and Fantasy #MicroStories. Because transhumans, robots, and WWI battles involving the Sidhe interest me. I guess.

For really great #MicroStory action, please follow @MicroSFF, the twitter account that inspired me to participate in this minimalist writing exercise. That feed puts out great science fiction and fantasy MicroStories all the time.

  • Transhumans were stronger, smarter, & hardier, but they preferred sending unmodified humans (called “chimps”) on First Contacts.
    #MicroStory
  • The Council preferred having a transhuman on all contact teams, but there was a worrisome trend of transhuman-only casualties.
    #MicroStory
  • The Public Relations head resigned. The approval rating of transhumans had dipped below that of the aliens.
    #MicroStory
  • The Tommies’ unbelief was broken & the Sidhe resumed their march across no-man’s land.
    “We need more atheists in the foxholes.”
    #MicroStory
  • The brigadier read again the note from the intelligence officer. The Sidhe were getting help from citizens.
    Damn Faetheists.
    #MicroStory
  • “Launch flares; Banshee Raid Sirens on,” the sergeant-major barked.
    “I want it bright as noon, and too loud to think.”
    #MicroStory
  • First Contacters were bred to have low survival instincts.
    Reckless mistakes produced data for successful Second Contacts.
    #MicroStory
  • In the shadowy halls of the Lord of Lies, the falsehoods & lesser fibs celebrated the two greatest liars: Memory & the Polygraph
    #MicroStory
  • Sentiment & semantic analyses agree, /at/robotman373 is really a human.
    – Eliminate them & stand up an AI. No humans on Twitter
    #MicroStory
  • I love it when a planet comes together.
    I love it more when two planets come together.
    #MicroStory
  • The rescuers had made a translation error.
    A distress call had been generated by the disabled ship, not by the beings on board.
    #MicroStory
  • The Theocrat made his ruling. The fire was built & the old heretical text was thrown in.
    Action Comics #1.
    Mint Condition.
    #MicroStory
  • Quantum Mechanicist Bloc pressure again influenced the Council to omit a Newton’s Birthday greeting in favor of “Happy Dec 25”
    #MicroStory
  • In the end, the Scientific Method was defeated by the Pseudoscientific Method, a methodology for inducing SHC in scientists.
    #MicroStory
  • The initial opinions: the object was a weapon but those who made it weren’t that advanced.
    The report was wrong on one count.
    #MicroStory
  • Elves could never blend in with the colonists. Even disguised with grime, they were too good looking.
    The orcs went unnoticed.
    #MicroStory
  • “The movie was ok, but hardly sci-fi. More like a drama.”
    They shook hands, boarded their individual robots & flew into space.
    #MicroStory
  • “I’m sorry, Mr. Jones. You’re too smart to be voting.”
    Jones gritted his teeth as the waiting voters behind him grew impatient.
    #MicroStory
  • So, a tattoo will make me invisible to demons?
    – See this ink? Demon-blood.
    (Of course, such tats really piss off the Sidhe.)
    #MicroStory

Thanks for reading. Some of the tweets above resulted in me getting some very odd Twitter followers. That’s all I’m going to say on that.

Best regards,

Pat

© Patrick Sponaugle 2014 Some Rights Reserved

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