In a final adieu to May, Short Story Month, I am reprinting here (with permission) five Twisters (140 character short stories) tweeted by the writer Arjun Basu from his Twitter account.
- Then the barbecue came out and the men started grunting and the women swooned, and then he woke up and his dog licked his toes and he cried.
- A bomb exploded and he ran outside and studied the crater in a state of complete bewilderment. I won’t have to mow the lawn, he thought.
- Sunshine and a warm sensuous breeze. I’m taking my top off, she announces. At this point he’s pretty sure he’s getting lucky. Then it snows.
- He comes home and says, Who will love me? and his kids ignore him and his wife says, I have yoga, and he sighs and slips on something awful.
- The meal ends. And she gets wistful, a sadness from some place deep inside, and he asks what’s wrong and she thinks, I’ll miss your cooking.
What shall we celebrate next month?
→Thanks, Arjun, for sharing these. -PMc←