Crow, hunkered down into her carrel. Pecking at a piece of paper she wrote her apology letter in a series of dots and dashes.

It was her re-morse code.

(#VSS365, Prompt: Carrel, 151 characters)


“She blurted out that I was crap in bed,” sighed Crane.

“Oh, that’s terrible,” replied Crow.

“I know,” sighed Crane. “How can she make that assessment in less than a minute?”

(#MicroPrompt, Prompt: Blurt, 172 characters)

Clowns Languor

Already filled with seafood, Puffin sat atop the rock.

A party of tuxedo-wearing birds, with clowns noses, polished off the silver-fish below.

A moment of languor, broken by a distant cry of “seal!”

(#VSS365 & #MicroPrompt, Prompts: Languor & Clown, 198 characters)


“A few drinks to muster the pot-valor,” said Crow, “and Celcius quit her job, mounted the camel, and rode into the sunset.”

“I hear Kelvin’s replaced her,” sighed Sparra. “He’s the new temp.”

(#VSS365 & #MicroPrompt, Prompts: Potvalor & Mount, 191 characters)


“She took me to task,” sighed Crane. “Scolded me for my two biggest faults.”

“Oh, aye?” pressed Crow. “What are they?”

“I don’t listen,” replied Crane, “and… Something else…”

(#MicroPrompt, Prompt: Task, 176 characters)


“I went for a swim the other day,” remarked Gull, “and saw a grumpy looking fish.”

“I know the guy,” replied Crow. “He’s a Frownder.”

(#MicroPrompt, Prompt: Swim, 132 characters)


“Just then, six dwarves barged in,” grumbled Magpie. “They stole all my silver!”

“Oh, dear,” said Crow.

“Not happy,” murmured Magpie.

(#VSS365, Prompt: Silver, 131 characters)


“I’ve taken a job re-attaching lizards tails,” sighed Sparra.

“you must be pretty skint,” replied Crow, “to take a job in retail.”

(#VSS365, Prompt: Skint, 128 characters)

Drowning Ubuntu

“You could have shown a little ubuntu towards him,” remarked Crow.

“Nah, he’s a flat-earther,” sighed Sparra. “He’d walk to the edge of the earth to prove me wrong.”

“Well, if he doesn’t drown,” remarked Crow, “he’ll come around.”

(#VSS365 & #MicroPrompt, Prompts: Ubuntu & Drown, 228 characters)