Twittering Tales #143 – 25 June 2019

Thanks Kat @ Like Mercury Colliding for another Twittering Tales challenge.
Photo by sasint at

Take One:

Everything was going well at first, then the familiar change in body language and the theatre team knew they couldn’t escape from another rendition of Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones.

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Take Two:

The team worked frantically to get the patient’s heart beating again but to no avail.
Then the haunting lilt of ‘I ain’t got no-body’ filtered down from the theatre lights and the surgeon fainted.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Twittering Tales #143 – 25 June 2019

  1. Kat Myrman says:

    Both tales are great Di. Love how you inserted song lyrics in each one!

  2. wildchild47 says:

    roflmbo — these are quirky and weirdly fun – which means I like them very much! Great idea – music has means to soothe the soon-to-be-departing soul 😉

  3. Sadje says:

    Both are great!

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  5. Rekha Rajgopal says:

    Dear Di,

    I did not know the significance of the song (dem dry bones). I looked it up on the Internet and thought of it as such a fun song to associate death with (all those skeletons dancing, etc.)

    Your introducing it post the grim failure of an operation was perfect! I thought it was funny.

    I loved the second story, at least the way I understood it. The ghost of the deceased patient sings through the lights? If so, I always warm up to ghost stories and yours was funny!

    You have quite a funny storytelling voice and unintentionally so (which is even better).


    • Hi Rekha!
      Many thanks for dropping in and taking the time to comment. Glad I raised a smile. My sense of humour can be a little obtuse sometimes.

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