It’s the last day of the March 2018 and time to share your adventures on Twitter, using it as a literary art tool. D. Avery (@daveryshiftn), Faith Colburn (@colburnfa), and Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) co-wrote a story, using the hashtag #twitterflash. Faith suggested we continue so more people could join the fun.
How did you use Twitter in March? Did you get a chance to try any of the #TwitterFlash challenges? What questions do you have regarding Twitter as a platform?
For this month’s #Twitterflash, you have options from which to choose. Choose one, choose them all, or choose any that tickle your fancy, but play around, have fun, and come back at the end of the month and let us know what you learned.
Options (in no particular order)
- Write a complete story in dialogue between multiple people using only hashtags for the dialogue. Tweet your story.
- Let one of your characters take over your Twitter account for several days. What would he/she tweet about? How would he/she “speak” in tweets? Reply to others?
- Tweet a #Twitterflash, then use Twitter Moments to summarize your story in a visual form.
- Want to try a dyad (or triad)? Find a writing partner on Twitter and write a “folding story” (each person adds to the story one sentence at a time).
- Choose five photos from morguefile.com and attach each one to a tweet that tells your story. Bonus points for creating a collection on Twitter.
Charli also used Twitter Moments to curate the co-authored #Twitterflash story thus far:
You can join the story, but look for which part comes next and be sure to label your addition with the next sequence. Remember, when you go to search the hashtag #TwitterFlash it will display “top tweets.” You’ll want to select “latest” from the tabs or else you might miss some tweets.
Stop by next Friday, April 6 for the next installment of this TwitterFlash project.
C. Jai Ferry (@CJaiFerry) is a flash fiction freak, human trafficking warrior, and Master Ninja at novellaninjas.com, an online space promoting published short stories and novellas to readers. Her titles include Unraveled, a collection of microfiction and flash fiction stories, and “Skeleton Dance,” 2014 winner of the Vermillion Literary Project Short Story Contest, which was turned into a film and included in the 2016 Nebraska Noir.