Saturday, April 23, 2011

Twitter Fiction

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.


  1. I have never heard of twitter fiction. The idea sounds hilarious to me. I'll have to look some up sometime.

    Congrats on getting published, though I'm sure it's not the first time for you. That's still cool. :)

  2. Thank you. These are my second and third publications, the first being in the Historical Lovecraft anthology.

    If you're interested in twitter fiction, I'd recommend browsing around Nanoism, Trapeze, and Cuento magazines. (Not that that's a comprehensive list; those're just the ones I've stumbled across.) The pieces that don't grab you are over quite fast and those that do can be surprisingly meaningful.

  3. One hundred and twenty characters of unmatched wit!