Fiction You Can Tweet About.

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

twitter-bird-white-on-blueI’ve thought about the concept of twitter fiction before, but seeing as I hadn’t really accepted twitter for the first few years of its existence and didn’t really embrace it until this year, I hadn’t taken the thought seriously. Some times the idea of a work of fiction in 140 character or less seems impossible.  But now it seems the thought that I shrugged off so many times before is gaining momentum.  It’s been nearly a year now since the first Twitter Fiction Festival, and even longer since the birth of #twitterfiction.  In fact, I did quite a bit of scrolling and found that the first use of #twitterfiction was on August 1, 2008.


This pic came up in an image search for #twitterfiction and was just too adorable.

Still the hashtag didn’t really pick up steam until late 2012, before that it was only used maybe five times a month as opposed to the 20 times a day that it is now boasting.  That might not be enough to call it trending, but it’s certainly growth.  I can only imagine that the concept will continue to be explored as twitter continues to gather more followers and becomes a more common place for telling fictional stories. In my searching I found that @thedarkenedcity is a new #twitterfiction that’s getting some buzz.  I’ve read it through so far, and while it isn’t exactly great fiction, it certainly shows some of the potential that this form of story telling has to offer.

Keep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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