Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Twitter Talent...

Those of you who are on Twitter will understand how addicting it can get. I personally find it fun and easy, a great way to check in on friends to see what's cookin'.

Recently I posed a question, or shall I say a challenge, for my Twitter friends. I asked them to write a Twitter story. For those of you who aren't familiar with Twitter, each entry you make must be in 140 characters or less. You are forced to make it short and sweet, which for me, can be quite difficult at times.

In essence, I asked for a story in 140 characters or less. For example, here are two tales that I wrote...it's harder than you think to write a story in 140 or less...

He burst into the room, raw, shaken. “I think I just shot her. She was chasing me; I turned, shot, then silence. Please go see."

And story #2 (which you may recognize from a previous blog post)...

The fine young son asked his mom, "Guess what?” Mom said, "What, honey?” Son says "I like pie". A daily act of torture.

So far, I have had three lovely and talented responses to this challenge. I am going to post them here. I hope you all will be inspired to write one and send it to me via
Etsy. The only rule is it must be written with 140 characters or less. I would love to have many posts just like this, with a treasure trove of mini tales.

~Tale by
Phydeaux;
“Apocalypse is upon us.” His voice steady, eyes calm. She swallowed a sob, clutching the pilfered thin mints to her chest.

~Tale by
Fray;
It was a love like no other; warm, twisted. "Damn you! I surrender!" Into the woolen madness she fell, defeated, yet so very...happy.

~Tale by
Paperhill;
"Do you ever feel alone, even when you're not?" she asked him, a stranger. He replied, "I did, until I stood here, with you". She smiled.


Aren't all three stories fabulous? I'm so impressed and completely delighted that these three authors participated in my little game. I hope you will join in the fun!

7 comments:

fray said...

That was oh-so-much fun...and really difficult! Geez, punctuation really eats up those characters. Thanks for the fun idea...can't wait to see what others come up with! :) Sarah

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

Really fun. Yeah, you think you're rolling along, only a few more words... and then the numbers turn red! Love these!

paperhill said...

hello friend! thanks for including my "story" in your post. hope all is well with you! xo

lillyella said...

they are amazing! I could never do it, words arent my strong point. but I cant paint you a picture in 140 strokes or less... maybe.
:)

Clementine said...

HA! the pilfered thin mints one if my fave :)

Clementine said...

yeah, I mean is. *is* my fave :)

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

That was a HOOT to write, but a challenge! Amazing how long it took to condense a story down to 140 characters. I loved everyone's. Including the pie! :)