March Twitterflash Share

Written by Charli Mills

Charli Mills, a born buckaroo, makes literary art accessible at She writes about the veteran spouse experience and women forgotten to history.

March 31, 2018

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?

March Challenge

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)

  1. Write a complete story in dialogue between multiple people using only hashtags for the dialogue. Tweet your story.
  2. 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?
  3. Tweet a #Twitterflash, then use Twitter Moments to summarize your story in a visual form.
  4. 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).
  5. Choose five photos from 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, 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.

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    • Charli Mills

      I just fell in love with Twitter Moments! I’m glad C. Jai included it in the challenge because it pushed me to figure out how to use it. Now my mind is on fire! And I’m looking forward to continuing our small town dine story. Maybe we’ll get more writers to join in the fun!

      • D. Avery @shiftnshake

        If I can do it it is doable. Kinda surprised at the small showing in the twitter stuff.
        Why should I attempt a Moment?

      • Charli Mills

        Here’s what you can do for a Twitter Moment: you can connect pieces of flash stories (like Earnest & Marje).

      • Charli Mills

        I’ll always have a creative answer… 😉

  1. robbiesinspiration

    This is a great idea, Charli. I will join in when this busy phase at work finally passes.

    • Charli Mills

      When you are on Twitter, hop over to the Hashtag if you want to add to the Small-town Diner tale.

  2. janmalique

    Great idea Charli. I’ve posted the next #Twitterflash moment at The Small Town Diner. My twitter experience is a little limited, so this will help (fingers crossed).

    • Charli Mills

      Thanks for adding Part 6, Jan! I can’t retweet or link to the moment because you have a protected link setting. I’m not sure how we get around that? Is it okay if I copy your Twitterflash and include your name?

      • janmalique

        Ah, I’ll protect it. There was an issue when I first opened the account with getting follower rewuests fron “unsavoury characters”. Gave me quite a shock.

      • Charli Mills

        I understand. I developed a thick skin and ignore anyone who isn’t authentic or connected to my platform or interests. I copied your story, tagged you and connected it to the Moment. I couldn’t do a full byline for you because of character count! The challenge of Twitter!

      • janmalique

        I have mixed feelings about Twitter. Phooey, due to rushing to reply to your comment I spread a few typos around…

      • Charli Mills

        It’s okay — I make them, too and Twitter is unforgiving because there’s not an edit feature.

  3. Jules

    Cool story… I’d love to read the whole thing when completed.
    If it can be posted on a separate post – here at the Ranch.

    • Charli Mills

      What I love about the Twitter Moment is how it easily transfer to a post like it does up above.

      • D. Avery @shiftnshake

        How’d you do that, how’d you get it to go there?

      • Charli Mills

        Purely by accident! When I created the moment I copied the link in the Moment and pasted it into WP, thinking I’d link to it and then the actual Moment appeared. Twitter magic!

  4. Charli Mills

    Thanks for sharing!


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