Don’t Feel Sheepish

It’s the weekend and time for a bit of creativity that could not be expressed in classes last week.  Wait … that is not quite true as my students last week had a reaction assignment for which they were to speak extemporaneously about one video clip from a series shown in class. Most chose a clip which involved sheep standing in line accepting a number assigned them so that they could perform a task. Kat Myrman’s challenge this week invites folks to write a “Twittering Tale” related to sheep.

As I have done previously, her instructions, her prompt, and her story are posted below. My story follows. I was pleased to get 280 characters on the first try. I especially want to invite students from my classes to participate. And for some great reading, go to Kat Myrman’s site and look at stories from the previous challenges.

Twittering Tales #110 – 13 November 2018

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About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

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By KleineKiwi at Pixabay.com

In an Alternative Universe…
How Insulting!
What’s insulting?
Isn’t it enough that they count us one by one to help them sleep? We’re not boring. Am I boring?
Not even.
They sheer us for our wool.
Some of them eat us!
Right! But now they’re comparing ‘trumpsters’ to us. I’m mean really!
What’s the world coming to?

~kat
280 Characters

And my contribution ………..

Feeling sheepish because we didn’t make it in time, we didn’t vote. We wanted to break tradition and not follow the wooly thinking of humans. It’s not us, but the country, that got fleeced. Ewes know, it’s up to the young generation now. But all we hear is silence from the lambs.

Ron
280 Characters

 


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