172 meerkat 141247Escapism

Orangeberg made 22-year-old Jordan Lockwood angry.

He was unsure why but his aunt’s meerkat didn’t help; screeching away in the basement.

Until one day it escaped, Jordan followed.

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I was invited North London Literary Festival to write some Twitter fiction, in less than 140 characters to include their hashtag of #twitfic13 (also see the details on NLLF’s website) so I converted the 28-worder above into:

London made Jordan angry. His aunt’s meerkat didn’t help; screeching away in the basement. One day it escaped, Jordan followed.

(I figured ‘Orangeberg’ wasn’t obvious as a town name).

So I created http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/5pm-fiction/micro-fiction. I created another micro story (pared down from http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/5pm-fiction-045-just-desserts) both of which are on the Micro Fiction page:

“I love a tart,” Ernie said to Nora, mouth full. Ernie’s now buried in the garden, by the lemon tree, and they’ve never tasted so sour.

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