Do you want to join me and write short burst of creativity?

Are you up for a challenge?

What can you say in 140 characters?

Not words, but characters. That includes spaces.

Flash Fiction is one of my favorite story forms. The constraints of 100 – 1000 words require me to judge each and every word.

But how about Twitter stories?

Can I paint a vivid picture in 140 characters? Can you? Let’s find out.

There are several hashtags to follow writers who love the quick, down and dirty writing in 140 characters.

  • #140story
  • #140
  • #140tale
  • #twittertales
  • #storyin140
  • And now mine: #JW140


(#JW140 kinda sounds like that oil we spray on squeaky hinges) Now that just gave me an idea. LOL

I’m sure there are more, but this should get us started.

So here is my challenge:

Tweet a tale in 140 characters, use the #JW140 plus any of the others listed above, and then link to your tweet in the comments section. Tweet and retweet!

To find mine, find my story go to Twitter and search for #JW140.

Let’s have some fun. No telling where your story might lead. A new book, maybe? Hmm.

Use a story in progress, or one already written.

Tweet your story once a day, twice a day, or whenever. Doesn’t matter, you are in charge.

But if you need ideas to jump-start your muse, check out Mashable Readers.

Doesn’t matter when you join in, today, tomorrow or next week. No pressure and if you miss a day, pssft! Who cares. This is going to be fun. Start and stop when you want.

You’ve made it this far so give me just two more seconds and hit Facebook and Twitter and share.
Thank you!
If you’re not already, I’d be much obliged if you would follow me @jeancogdell on Twitter or jean.cogdell on Facebook!


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