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Questions, answers, and everything in between.

no contest. no character limits. no deadlines.

just [ talk ] #tttalk

comment 918 star 4,316 3 hours ago

Reunions can be fun. but also awkward. especially if your ex is attending it too.

shreya shively (@shreyashively ) from mumbai writes a [ conversation ] 'normal'

a lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens.

ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat?

here is a sneak peek into [ bubble ] - one of the most interactive and loved formats on the ttt app.

to read & write many more interesting ones, download the ttt app <http://bit.ly/ttt-download-app>;

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comment 31 star 5,249 4 hours ago

It's been 69 years to our constitution. how much has changed? how much is still the same? we're writing it all.

prompt: write 140 character tales capturing the new progressive india.

format: 140

tag: republicday2019

deadline: tuesday 22nd january, 11 a.m.

tag your pieces republicday2019 for everyone to read them.
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here’s how to tag your post.

1. download the ttt app for andriod and ios at terriblytinytales.com/app

2. click on the write icon, select post, write your tale, and choose your format. click next.

3. select genre, select sub-genre. on the same screen in the tags section, put republicday2019. click publish.

comment 3 star 821 5 hours ago

Dear you, the life of every party,

introversion is overused and underrated.

while you talk to and laugh with people, i weave scenarios in my head that won't ever happen but might.

awkwardly sitting in the corner at a house party, i am the centre of ignorance of the popular crowd, away from the light.

while you make new friends in a jiffy, i create mine.

it's hard work.

hiding behind laptop screens, hardbound notebooks or just plain anxiety when someone comes and says a 'hi'. while you are the life of parties and heartthrob of the crowd, i'm stuck between killing a character or letting it have a life.

not easy.

eating alone, surrounded by a crowd. overhearing a funny story, coming up with an even funnier punchline and giving myself a mental high-five.

sipping hot coffee, staring blankly at walls, away from the fun, the jokes, the memories you make with friends, there i am, caged in a thought inconceivable, trying to comprehend what it is. oh! the struggle.

while you enjoy the music, i see why i can't.

while you talk to people effortlessly, i summon all my strength to smile back.

while you crave attention, i pray that you don't look at me while you pass by, i don't want to wave or smile.

i stutter, not because i don't know what to utter, but because there are a million thoughts trying to make their way from my brain to a vent, so as to escape somehow, all at once.

keep your spotlights. keep your applause. keep your stage!

i don't want them.

while you think i'm lost, i've already found my ending couplet.

take your stars, your meteors, all your lights.

i'm happy with my darkness, my fireflies.
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~ viplav singh

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comment 62 star 10,835 7 hours ago

Koyal, barkha's younger sister, has picked up a new passion - to write 'poetry'. maxwel chhetry from mumbai writes a [ conversation ] 'loopy'

a lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens.

ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat?

here is a sneak peek into [ bubble ] - one of the most interactive and loved formats on the ttt app.

to read & write many more interesting ones, download the ttt app <http://bit.ly/ttt-download-app>;

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comment 14 star 2,215 7 hours ago

Stalin - megha rao (@_megharao )

you liked stalin, and i liked jazz
two lovers as distant as rohtang pass.
you ate breakfast reading the daily mail
while i drank mistakes and ginger ale.
you once told me how every woman
who loved you had bette davis eyes
and i told you i liked the bad guys.
so we stayed there in bed
like it was a marigold field in bali
and when you left, my favourite blooms
turned into lilies of the valley,
flowers that sprang from eve’s tears
when she was exiled from
the garden of eden.
you walked out in january
like a postcard to a country
whose name i couldn’t pronounce
leaving me a stamp collection
of bittersweet memories.
my therapist tells me
i have a bad habit of
holding onto pain.
but i keep my scars
because they look like you.

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comment 59 star 21,688 9 hours ago

Goodbyes and cigarettes and some other clichés - mitushi pandey

goodbyes,
cigarettes,
heartbreaks,
smoked and smitten.
said and written.
obvious but a disgrace
'let down' hammered
on our forehead.

born from the ashes of unstrung lovers
here we are — the living drunks.
stuck with the clichés we inherited
from the dying romeo and
the impassioned heathcliff

and our fault
is we understand too well.
but do we?
always mulling over the emotions we are mired in,
if we can't catalogue them
or design a map
of where and how
should our love drive through
we give up
we turn around
we walk away.
and in a room somewhere
or on a broken bench in a lost city
or on our comfortable bed drinking
a cheap whiskey
we write and write
about how our heart was ripped off
and how brutal was the hurt,
the former being an overstatement
the overused figures our d***k self blurts.
we read and read
bukowski and keats
and the one where the narrator
strangles a beautiful girl
with her own hair
because to lust is a sin.
but see our life,
does not match with their
imagination.
our heartbreaks are cruel.
theirs are a metaphorical glorification.

so every night we go back to sleep
praying for
sweet secret dreams
just to wake up to the 21st century's reality
where mornings are for trying
and nights are for crying.

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comment 63 star 19,733 12 hours ago

Purvang joshi (@imnumber18 ) from gandhinagar writes a [ thought ]

a [ thought ] can catch you anywhere, while listening to a song, thinking about someone, on the p*t or in the shower.

so read one, and think about it!

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comment 173 star 34,856 15 hours ago

Questions, answers, and everything in between.

no contest. no character limits. no deadlines.

just [ talk ] #tttalk

comment 913 star 6,147 Yesterday

Mushy bromance exists.

shobhit srivastava (@sho.stark ) from lucknow writes a [ conversation ] 'mushy roommate'

a lot of stories are just a tap away on our phone screens.

ever wanted to peep into someone’s chat?

here is a sneak peek into [ bubble ] - one of the most interactive and loved formats on the ttt app.

to read & write many more interesting ones, download the ttt app <http://bit.ly/ttt-download-app>;

#terriblytinytales #tttbubble #conversation #microfiction #wordporn #words #wordgasm #writer #author #poet #poem #writing #amwriting #writersofinstagram #writersofig #poetsofinstagram #writerscommunity #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #instapoet #storytelling #stories #story

comment 70 star 4,490 Yesterday

It's been 69 years to our constitution. how much has changed? how much is still the same? we're writing it all.

prompt: write an open letter to the new india.

format: open letter

tag: republicday2019

deadline: tuesday 22nd january, 11 a.m.

tag your pieces republicday2019 for everyone to read them.
.
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here’s how to tag your post.

1. download the ttt app for andriod and ios at terriblytinytales.com/app

2. click on the write icon, select post, write your tale, and choose your format. click next.

3. select genre, select sub-genre. on the same screen in the tags section, put republicday2019. click publish.

comment 0 star 1,146 Yesterday

Dear romantic love
people crave for you
like wolves crave for the moon
and you herald the idea
that sunsets aren't pretty
if i don't have a man's arms
around my waist as i watch it
that winter isn't romantic
unless i see a pair of snow geese
flying over glazed lakes
you make love
a burden to be carried
because i stay up till 2 am
with the lingering thought that
i should be looking for you
and everyone seems to fall
into your manipulative snares
like they fall for mirages
in forlorn deserts
you're like those rose tinted glasses
that make everything look red
and they never see the red flags

people ask me why
i'm not romantic
and they say it like it's a disease
like you're essential to validate
my social existence
oh poor girl
you must fall for poets not poems
and i don't understand
because i watch clouds
float by the grey sky
and it makes me happy
and i have an entire jar of nutella
all by myself
and never once feel the need of you
is it okay if i make up excuses
and avoid saturday nights at discos?
save the fake smiles
and forced laughter desperate
for that one man
who will make sunsets pleasant?
is it okay if spend the entire night
watching netflix
manicuring my nails
and moisturizing my hands
even if i don't have anyone else's to hold?
heck, i don't even like holding hands

you make it seem like
every human is a piece
off a jigsaw puzzle
until they find someone who
completes their story
but i'm not a piece of the jigsaw
i'm the complete puzzle
i'm not looking for my other half
because i am a whole
so dear romantic love
if you come home someday
i will open the doors for you
but if you get pulled over by cops
on your way to my place
i won't bail you out
and just in case
you get lost on your way here
i sure as hell won't go looking for you ~ vimal sangam (@thatshinodagirl )

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comment 177 star 21,804 Yesterday