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The Tuesday Twitter Tale : Flypaper

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

He held the swat over the creeping bluebottle. He was about to strike when he saw what letters its frantic walking spelled out.

The Tuesday Twitter Tale is a weekly work of tweet-length fiction. It is posted here and on Twitter (along with the #vss - very short story - hash tag).


  1. Oh my goodness this is so The Fly (the original 1950's one!) You know in the end when the scientist now turned into a fly is screeching "help meeeeeeeeee" as it's trapped in a spider's web and the main woman and man can't hear him!!

    Take care

  2. Now I want to know what it said! :)

    Thank you for commenting on my A-Z Challenge posts, by the way.

  3. Old Kitty,

    Yes, you're right - perhaps that's what I was thinking of? Scary stuff.

  4. Golden Eagle,

    Actually, me too! Thanks for dropping by.

  5. OMG. Was the fly really Jeff Goldblum come to tell him he'd just discovered the answer to life itself?!

    Loved it.

    Ellie Garratt

  6. Ellie,

    Could be that! Or maybe just "Helppppp!!!"

  7. Well, uh!!! So, what DID it spell out?!!! You're such a tease, lol.

    Totally awesome hook, too!

  8. Words Crafter,

    I really don't know! I leave it to your fertile imagination.


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