Email This Post HomeHumorRed Writing Hood Prompt: Write a Story as a Tweet Amy Vansant August 25, 2011 Humor 31 Comments There is a site called “Write on Edge” that offers writing prompts (among other things) to give bloggy people ideas and inspiration for writing their blogs. I noticed a few of the people who visit here belonged to that site and I’ve been checking it out on and off for a while. Until now, I just haven’t had the time to participate in a prompt, which makes me feel just a little guilty every week that passes by, so thanks for that. Stupid day job. Anyway, this was a quick and easy one! Prompt: Write a story as a Tweet: Stormy night. Fancy dinner party. Lights go out. Shot rings out! Chaos! Accusations. Detective arrives. Interviews. Tension! Butler did it. Eat your heart out, Agatha Christie. Author Recent Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. 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Although it would have been that much better if the detective did it….although that would have screwed up your character limit! Love it! Vikki 0 likes Reply frelle August 26, 2011 great storytelling in 140 characters! 0 likes Reply Name (Required) August 26, 2011 Did the Butler do it the conservatory with a candle stick? I watched/played too much Clue. good job, mutant ninja alien 0 likes Reply Galit Breen August 26, 2011 You told a whole story! Hat tip, girlfriend! 0 likes Reply Katie August 26, 2011 Ha! Nicely done. Agatha Christie would be so jealous! 0 likes Reply Random Girl August 26, 2011 greatest mystery solved so quickly. Then end. Loved it! 0 likes Reply Jemima August 26, 2011 Fireflies hovered over them as they shared the ultimate first kiss. Then he had to say something stupid. Should’ve been her first clue. Needs work, but this was fun! 0 likes Reply Name (Required) August 26, 2011 I thought I left a comment earlier. Anyway, nice mystery. Like a quick episode of Clue. robots stick together 0 likes Reply Name (Required) August 26, 2011 A game of Clue in 140 characters. Nicely done. 0 likes Reply Denelle August 26, 2011 Bwahaha! Agatha’s got nothin’ on you, girl! 0 likes Reply May August 26, 2011 Now THAT was fun! Great job with the prompt. 0 likes Reply Cheryl August 26, 2011 That is EXACTLY why I don’t have a butler. By the way, what is a butler, anyway? I mean, what does one do? 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant August 26, 2011 They serve drinks to the characters in Clue. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant August 26, 2011 Thank you everyone who stopped by, BTW! 0 likes Reply Name (Required) August 26, 2011 Brilliant! What’s it say about me that I immediately thought, Butler, Gun, Kitchen 0 likes Reply Mrs. Jen B August 26, 2011 I was already smiling, but the shout-out to AC had me laughing out loud. I’m glad you got the chance to participate this week! 🙂 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant August 26, 2011 Thanks! Turns out she’s dead, so she won’t mind. I don’t know how she died… but I bet she does… 0 likes Reply Kelly K August 26, 2011 Ha! I must admit, if you’d worked in a twist, I think it would’ve popped a bit more. But an entire story in 140 characters is very impressive. I’m still not sure how you did it… Hopefully you’ll join the prompts more often.. 🙂 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant August 26, 2011 Well hell, not if you’re going to criticize me… 😉 I did the butler thing on purpose, because I was trying to do a 140 character parody of that type of whodunnit, but I certainly understand your perspective! 0 likes Reply Renee August 26, 2011 Sweet, short and to the point! I’m loving this prompt. And I love that so many commenters are giving it a shot. 0 likes Reply JDaniel4's Mom August 26, 2011 I thought about the game Clue when I read this. 0 likes Reply angela August 26, 2011 Ha! I thought of Clue as well. And of course Dame Agatha. I think my mom had/has 99% of her 1 million murder mysteries 🙂 0 likes Reply Karen August 26, 2011 Makes me think of a Murder Mystery Dinner or Clue….goodness I loved that movie…and the game! :> 0 likes Reply Tracy August 27, 2011 This rocked. But what about Colonel Mustard? He was always my favorite. I was also always partial to the candlestick. 0 likes Reply The Drama Mama August 27, 2011 “They served drinks to the characters in Clue.” Bwahahahahahaha. That was good. I enjoyed the suspense. Great job working a whole story in a tweet. 0 likes Reply Kim at Let Me Start By Saying August 27, 2011 Suck it, Agatha! You crack me up. That was fun and engaging, if that’s not an asinine thing to say about such a short piece. And now I think my comment is even longer than what I’m commenting on. Oy. 0 likes Reply Leighann August 27, 2011 That was great!! Love that the butler did it! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant August 31, 2011 Thank you to everyone for the comments – my spambot freaked out apparently and I didn’t see a lot of them until today! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply to Abby Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!