(character count, including title: 105)

Carly Simon's Ex

You're so insecure; you probably think this story is about you.

Well, you would be right.

(character count, with title: 99)

The Cynic's Civic Duty

Nothing changed. Nothing would ever change.

But there was always a bake sale.

Hello readers,

Over four months have gone by since the appearance of the last Twitterstory. Since that time, A Little Soul has become available for all digital readers (iPad, iPod, iPhone; Kindle; Nook; Kobo) and also a slightly revised print-on-demand version.

The reasons the weekly installments stopped are numerous, but ultimately negligible. And, yes, there is an intention to produce another collection at some unknown date in the future, but there's some famous quote about intentions that I just can't think of right now. The good news is that with this installment the weekly Twitterstory returns, with all new stories that have not appeared on the site or in any version of the book.

As always, thank you.

(character count, with title: 107)


"Excuse me, ma'am? You wanted the mayonnaise on the side, right?"
No one ever called her ma'am again.

Three weeks left: explanation to follow shortly. This story also did not appear in the collection A Little Soul: 140 Twitterstories. Bonus story.

Twitterstory 57: You Can't Run Away From Yourself
(Character count, including title: 118)

"On an island I'll finally escape," he thought.
But his thoughts were still with him.

(character count: 106, including title)

On The Subway

He hopes it comes across as placid contemplation. Really, he hopes no one notices him at all.

(character count, including title: 118)

This Must Be The Place I Waited Years to Leave

"Why can't you write something nice that will sell, like a love story?"

This week's twitterstory represents a bonus, as it will not appear in A Little Soul: 140 Twitterstories. It was written the other day, after the book had already been sent for eBook conversion. I hope you enjoy.

(character count: 162; without title: 137)

New User Advisory Label
(Inspired by and dedicated to my good friend Mike Hancock)

To prevent irreparable damage to equipment, do not place contents of cell phone into microwave.
Customer: Who was dumb enough to do that?

(character count: 36)

Motivational Tactics

I hope you can.

(character count: 151; without title: 139)

Mother and I

share everything: a name; birthday; intestinal disorders; and a pathological reluctance to sharing any details of our lives with the other.

(character count: 160; without title: 139)

What I Might Do Today


2-Write 2 pages and 5 Twitterstories

3- Fold Laundry (optional)

4- Pay Bills (optional)


6-Read at least 50 pages

7-Stop making lists