The cup crashes to the floor.
“Opps,” Janet says. “Butterfingers.”
“I was so looking forward to having you read my fortune,” the mayor says. His mouth smiles but his eyes do not.
Janet shivers. He scares her.
Kelly, a young volunteer, clears up the broken crockery and spilt tea leaves.
This is the one-hundred-and-forty-seventh story in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds another piece to the puzzle – there is a bigger story that is being told.
Hive is a blogging platform that rewards posts in a cryptocurrency (Hive).
You will find over 70 more Humpbuckle Tales on the @humbuckletales Hive blog (so this blog is about 6 weeks behind)
On Hive I publish 12 stories per week (Monday to Saturday one story per day and then six 50-word stories in one post on a Sunday).
On HumpbuckleTales.com I also publish 12 tales a week but at a different schedule (and about 6 weeks behind): 2 Tales every day, Monday-Friday and 1 Tale on Saturday and 1 Tale on Sunday.