Muscles burning, heart pounding, rounding that final curve. The finish line looms in sight, my enemy on my heels. Just one more push…

  Today’s Red Writing Hood prompt is short and sweet.

Write anything of your choice as a tweet. Use only 140 characters – including spaces.

What do YOU think this story is about?

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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34 thoughts on “Twitterpation”

  1. CDG says:

    I love the sense of high stakes in so few words.

    1. DM says:

      Ohhhhhhhhhhh nice!! I’ll have to make sure I add some of the stakes in as I write the full version. 😉

  2. Cheryl @ Mommypants says:

    I feel that way every time I run. 😉

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  3. TheKirCorner says:

    I don’t run, but I immediately thought of Childbirth, the only thing that threw me was the word “enemy” …but I loved everything about it.

    have you redone this blog again??? I really like it. 🙂

    1. DM says:

      Yes. It might change again. I’m looking for….something. Clean lines, focus on my posts, professional look. This one doesn’t have as much flexibility but its a new wordpress theme, and I like it.

  4. jessicaanne12 says:

    I love the prompt this week! So much said in so few words. I love your choice of the word enemy instead of competitor, leads me to thinking running for his life instead of a race.

    1. DM says:

      Ha. I never thought of it that way!!

  5. Ash at Shades (@AshAtShades) says:

    Makes me think of a horse race. Which makes me want a mint julep.

    Love how so many scenarios are able to fit your words.

    1. DM says:

      Haha. It IS a horse race!

  6. aeliusblythe says:

    Arg–reminded me of cross country. Why did I ever think running to exhaustion was fun?

    Nice image shoved into so few words.

    1. DM says:

      Well, thank you!

  7. Galit Breen says:

    Love the thrill of the race and seriously lady- love your new look!

    1. DM says:

      Thank you. I can’t really take any credit for this one, but I’m really liking it too.

  8. Rita aka YippyMomma says:

    I was never a great long distance runner and always felt the descriptions you used when I had to do it. lol. Nicely done.

    1. DM says:

      Thank you!! It’s nice of you to stop by and introduce yourself. 🙂

  9. Frelle says:

    love the determination and motivation in this! great job!

    1. DM says:

      Thanks, Frelle!

  10. logyexpress says:

    The finish line is never as close as it looks. Nice take on the prompt.

    1. DM says:

      This was SO true!

  11. Carrie says:

    Definitely felt it was a race. I thought human but horse works as well.

    I like the new look. But I don’t like having all the buttons and other stuff pushed to the bottom (hence why I haven’t gone that way ;))

    1. DM says:

      yeah I wouldnt mind a couple here and there, but I like the cleanliness of the page.

  12. pauline says:

    first time here and love the blog layout. It’s awesome. your story in a tweet was incredible.

    1. Nicole Rivera says:

      Me too and I’m thinking all of the same things! Blog layout is awesome and this was such an energizing tweet. I felt the movement, the competition, the power… fabulous!

      1. DM says:

        Thank you both!!

    2. DM says:

      Thanks, Pauline!

    3. tuesday2 says:

      First thing I noticed too! Your layout is clean and simple! Like it!

      1. DM says:

        Thanks! Getting all these compliments may make it worth having all the good stuff on the bottom.

  13. Karen @ Time Crafted says:

    Love the pacing and wanting more! :>

    1. DM says:

      I’m hoping to bring more as one of the Bloggy Moms Writing Workshop prompts is to write from the POV of a horse in a horse show or race…

  14. Erin says:

    That is how I feel in the last 5 minutes of my work out, without someone behind me! Perfectly put in so few words!

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  15. tuesday2 says:

    You just may have motivated me to put down my coffee cup (and my laptop) and head out for that overdue morning run!

    I’ll be back to visit-

    1. DM says:

      Well that’s such a nice compliment! Thank you!

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