Saturday, April 23, 2011
To me, twitter fiction sounded like a bit of a joke when I first heard of it. But the one undeniable upside of the stuff is that it's short, and I figured that I would, in a worst case scenario, be wasting no more than a few seconds. So I read some. And it was good. Not that all of it was, of course, but the pieces that worked lingered and twisted about in my mind long after I finished them and had moved on to other, less twitter-related activities.
Being a writer – or, at least, someone who likes to think of themselves as a writer – I then tried to write one of these strange beasts. It didn't go so well. After trying a few times, however, some moderately interesting things came out, and I'm not the only one who thought they were rather snazzy. Cuento Magazine will be publishing one of my pieces on May 24th, Trapeze Magazine another on August 30th. And yes, I will shove both pieces down your throats again when they come out, have no fear.