Twittering Tales — The Perimeter

B01A02E3-9B69-4E43-9613-25013F404CF8Jimmy preferred to sleep during the day and walk around the perimeter of the habitat at night. That way, he was mostly on his own and rarely encountered the other inhabitants.

Most important, he wouldn’t be on display for his captors peering at him through the large oval windows.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Felipe Ribeiro at

13 thoughts on “Twittering Tales — The Perimeter

  1. msjadeli August 20, 2019 / 9:50 am

    So that’s why hamsters run on their wheels at night, they don’t want to be seen exercising! Great take on the prompt, Fandango.

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  2. anuragbakhshi August 20, 2019 / 9:14 pm

    Yeah, those windows do look as if they’re made exclusively for that purpose 🙂


  3. leigha66 August 21, 2019 / 10:40 am

    This begs for more… who are the captors, who are the captives, what is going to happen to them, are there evil experiments in the future? Good short piece though!

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  4. ron877 August 27, 2019 / 4:52 am

    Just like I’ve said to my bosses, It’s a zoo in here! And yep, I work the night shift.

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