Irony

Hey everyone!

(⚠️ Ramble alert :- The ‘real’ post lies in the form of an image at the very end of this post. The rest is just information about the format and my personal patented form of blabber. Choose wisely.)

Welcome to my first ever attempt at a brand new format of creative writing called ‘140’

What is ‘140’?

For those of you who don’t know 140 is a form of literature that requires you to express yourself in just under 140 characters.

Yup. You got that right.

Not words.

And definitely not sentences.

Just characters. That includes space, punctuation marks, bleh & blah.

So, naturally, it really doesn’t allow a writer to just go on & on &…

(In short, this format is meant to discipline writers like me. Because, I have OBVIOUSLY exceeded 140 characters a LONG time ago.)

You got it. Right?

But then, why only 140? Why not 100? or 150?

Well, this very question struck me when I first heard about this format. And,like everyone else, I decided to Google about it.

The results I obtained were very interesting…

The numerology energy represented by the number 140 resonates with expression of a personal sense of freedom and self‑reliance.

There is a resonance of independence, curiosity, and wit. Interspersed through and among those vibrations, is a focus on building for the future. And there is a sense of wholeness and comprehensiveness.

The 140 energy resonates with broad vistas of potential. Where others might see a desert, 140 sees potential and opportunities for adventure and doing whatever its self-determination indicates — without interference from others.

Source: Affinitynumerology.com

You can read the complete article on the link provided above, but I hope you get the gist by the summary I have written here.

That’s probably why this format came into being.

Not that I believe in numerology, but I found this format genuinely interesting especially seeing that it resonates with today’s fast & furious world where people hardly have time for loooong rambles.

(Like this one right here)

And hence I decided to experiment with this format when I opened an account on terribly tiny tales or ‘ttt’ as it’s fondly known.

Hope you guys like it!

Am all ears for any kind of honest feedback! 😁


Until next time!

66 Comments Add yours

  1. Era says:

    Well, that’s something new
    Good one 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot for the encouragement, Era! 🙌

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      1. Era says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  2. I am not sure how that got there? But… That isn’t me. LOL. Can you delete that?!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Okay… Done! 😅😂

      Now you can tell me what you actually wanted to say. 🤓

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  3. I have never heard of 140 and I like your response with the pen and desk with the squirrel trying to get the words out. You may have to climb that tree and seek some nutzzz for inspiration. BTW: I still see my goof of a reply with that old lady… seems fitting to me tho for some reason.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Guess I will have to, huh? 😂

      Thank you so much for the feedback Kathleen! 😁

      Yeah, I guess that’s because I responded to your comment before I deleted it. So that’s kinda a bug in their website. Wait. I’ll delete the whole thread from the admin page. Tell me when you can’t see the old lady anymore! 😂😊

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  4. KetCage says:

    Awesome. So much information here! Loved it.

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  5. anne leueen says:

    Well this is new to me and thank you for educating me on the 140. As for your creation I LOVE it! It speaks volumes in few words.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      You are welcome! And thank you so much for your kind feedback! 😁

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  6. So funny, I can’t see it anymore. I think using the phone for replying is a no no from now on. My brother was calling me an old lady and I was replying to his message: “I am, tell me something I don’t know” and that came up on split-screen. Phone no more. I promise! 🙂

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Why? I ALWAYS use my phone for blogging. I have never known using WordPress on any other platform😅 Guess you should just avoid using WordPress while talking to your brother then! 😂

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      1. Yes, good advice, but it seems every time I use the phone I mess up :/ I guess it is just a matter of getting used to the app.

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          I guess… 😅 I am pretty sure I too would mess up/be very slow if I were to operate WordPress on a Laptop/PC

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          1. Dante says:

            Wait, you blog solely on mobile? Wow!

            Liked by 1 person

          2. The Pensieve says:

            Yeah, I do! 😅 Never used a laptop yet…

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          3. Dante says:

            Wow! And the art too?

            I wanna be like you when I grow up ☺️

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          4. The Pensieve says:

            😅 I don’t know whether it’s anything to be proud of. Using the phone is purely a matter of convenience. I rather think that people who use a laptop/PC for this are professionals and people like me are purely hobbyists. ‘cuz blogging doesn’t mean enough to us to actually buy a laptop…

            I am only 23 BTW, so I am looking forward for inspirations to be my role models myself. Got a long way to go! 😂

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          5. Dante says:

            It is to me, I switch around between desktop and mobile. The art takes me a lot of time. I need a way to streamline the media for my posts.

            Only 23? 😅 Look at what you’ve done with your site. You’re moving excellently along

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          6. The Pensieve says:

            Oh. I see… Well, it’s not too much of a hassle once you get used to it I guess😅

            Thank you so much for your kind words and inspiration Dante! It’s people like you who keep me going! I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. 😁✌️

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  7. Dante says:

    Ooo, this sound like fun. Great little piece

    I wanna participate too 🤩

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Dante! Sure, you can participate too. Hop right in! 😁

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      1. Dante says:

        Soooo, is the title included in this 140? 🙃

        Liked by 1 person

        1. The Pensieve says:

          No. Everything else is though! 😁

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  8. Dante says:

    That would have been an extra layer 😅

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      True that! Maybe you can include it if you feel that way! 😂

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      1. Dante says:

        I made an account on ttt and wrote my first 140. Couldn’t get the image to come out properly though

        Maybe on the next one I write 😂

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          😅😂 Yeah, that happened to me initially as well. I’d still love to read it though, if you don’t mind🤓

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          1. Dante says:

            How did you get around it. I’d love to have the corrected picture

            Here’s my profile link:
            https://terriblytinytales.com/user/themadblogger

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          2. The Pensieve says:

            Oh. It’s a simple matter of adjusting the font size and using the template of your choice. I don’t know how it works in laptop though😅

            I read your story. Mind Cage… Love the premise! Looking forward to more! 😁✌️

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          3. Dante says:

            I’ve been trying to with no such luck 😅 (I’m on mobile)

            Thank you 😊, wrote another

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          4. The Pensieve says:

            Go to your profile. Click on the story you want to download. Next, click on the download/ share icon. Then choose the desired background from the choices available/customize from your gallery. You can also change fond size/style by clicking on the text icon. Next click on save to gallery/share option. Done!

            I’ll check out your 140 ASAP. ✌️

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          5. Dante says:

            Yes, I’m with you.

            Let me publish the image

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you for the mention! 😁

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  9. Hey i just read your post it was awesome
    If you want to join an international plateform then visit the given link
    https://wordallure.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/inviting-writers-worldwide/

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Abhinav! Sure! I’ll check it out ASAP. Thank you for the link! 😁✌️

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Nancy! 😁

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  10. This is new to me and interesting. I love the super short story, Irony. Thanks for writing the post. I’ll try the 140 soon.

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much for the feedback Florence! And I’ll be looking forward to your 140! 😁

      Stay tuned and stay safe! 😊

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  11. Hi! Nice to find ur blog! 🤗

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Hey! Nice to meet you too! 😊

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  12. Interesting concept.
    I should take a plunge
    Thank you

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  13. Rishika Jain says:

    Wow!!!!! Loved it! And I am so sorry for not being a constant supporter, the notifications for your site were turned off. But now that I have turned them on, I can read your posts as you post them:))😊💜

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  14. vjydubey says:

    I learned something interesting today by reading this 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      😁 I am really glad to hear it Vijay. It’s great having you as a visitor on my website! I hope you enjoy surfing through it, ‘cuz I’ll really value your feedback.

      Stay tuned and stay safe! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. vjydubey says:

        I am happy to hear that 😀 I certainly will be looking forward to read writings on myriad of things from you 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. The Pensieve says:

          Sure! Thanks a lot again! 😊

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  15. KENDI KARIMI says:

    I love this 140 idea.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Well then I hope that you try it out sometime! I’ll be looking forward to it! 😁

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  16. You know I was squinting my eyes at the topmost image to read what’s there and after a full 1 vain minute I read that real post is at the end! 😂

    I liked the mini story and could connect it in this way:
    How these days people just flaunt some thoughts and advice without having complete knowledge about it. They haven’t themselves experience that ever but urge others. The biggest is example is what’s app status of a wicked man displaying moral thoughts!

    Moreover, I liked this concept of 140 but wouldn’t have been more interesting and challenging if one had to stick to 140 characters exact! 🤣 What do you think?

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      😂😂 Really? I actually had done my best to hide the text on that image! ‘cuz I couldn’t take a screenshot of that background by itself.

      Yeah, you have derived the perfect conclusion from the story. It’s a depiction of the disgusting behaviour of people who never get their hands dirty yet somehow expect others to do the same for their own selfish, malignant purposes.

      I guess 140 characters only would indeed make it a lot more interesting. But it would also make it that much more difficult😅

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

      How are you BTW? I hope you are doing well! 😊✌️

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      1. You’d done good job because I couldn’t read it completely.😛
        True these dark grey people make me feel sick. 😅
        I think I’m going to try this 140 now. Will try to go for exact 140 but if I couldn’t then forgive me.😂
        I’m waiting for the results and jee to finally take place. 😅
        I hope you’realso good! 🌻

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          😅😂

          Cool. Do let me know when you write it. I’ll be looking forward to your ‘exact’ 140! 😂

          Best of luck for your JEE! With COVID around who knows how long it will take for academics to return to normal.

          Stay focused! And utilise this extra time! 😊✌️

          Yeah, I am doing well. Am currently posted in COVID centres, but it’s okay. Have grown used to things…

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          1. Exact 140 is getting tougher. 🤯🤯😂

            Many thanks for your best wishes ! 🙏🙏

            Thank you very much Doctor. Only because of people like you world has still a HOPE! May God protect you! 🙏🙏
            By the way, do you believe in Ayurveda? There are several “tasty”😅 juices which help in boosting up immunity. We’re taking them these days, so are you ? 😃

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  17. Anand Bose says:

    This sounds very interesting. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Anand! 😁

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  18. Angel Like says:

    Yup, You are right. very interesting and informative post. 140 belongs to Planet Mercury and Zodiac Sign Gemini and Virgo . Mercury is related to communication in Astrology . ❤ ❤ 🙂

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Oh, I had no idea about it’s relation to the zodiac signs! Thank you so much for your feedback and the info, Angel! Stay safe and stay tuned! 😊✌️

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      1. Angel Like says:

        Hahaha. I am Professional Psychic and Astro Palmist. You can visit and follow my website Spirituality Awakening to get more information about this… 🙂 ❤ and you can add a link on the Numerology, so peoples can get More information about it… 🙂 Stay Safe and Blessed.

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Yeah I guess I should add a link. I’ll edit the post and add it for sure! Thank you so much for the tip! 😊

          And yes I’ll surely visit and follow your website. Well, your profession explains your profound knowledge about astrology! Glad to know that. Will surely get back to you if I need some advice on that.

          Stay safe and stay tuned! 😊✌️

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          1. Angel Like says:

            You are Most Welcome… 🙂 Sure you can visit my Website https://spirituality-awakening.com/ and you will get lot of useful and interesting information… 🙂 ❤ and you can get readings also… 🙂 Love and Light ❤

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