In August I challenged myself to post one piece of Twitterature up a week, inspired by friend and author Liss Macklin, her being the one who initially switched me on to the microfiction. Some of you may be asking “What on earth is ‘twitterature’?” well, Wikipedia calls it:
Twitterature (a portmanteau of Twitter and literature) is literary use of the microblogging service of Twitter. It includes various genres, including aphorisms, poetry and fiction written by individuals or collaboratively.
The 140-character maximum imposed by the medium provides a creative challenge.
Basically, you try fit a mini narrative into a tweet. That’s it. The description above makes it sound a little more grand than it actually is. I had done the odd Twitterature post in the past, but nothing on a regular schedule.
Remember the stars. If they hold the power it implied, we may yet be free of this cursed future we so gleefully ran towards. #Twitterature
— Pumpkin Spiced Lisá (@Vooness) December 20, 2016
I decided to make it more of a regular thing, every Tuesday, in fact.
Theme suggestions welcome!
— Pumpkin Spiced Lisá (@Vooness) August 1, 2017
In an attempt to keep this site up to date with all the daft things I decide to do, I figured I ought to collate the ones I’ve done up to September. Going forwards I’ll likely do a new post for these each month so it doesn’t become such a chore to record everything. October will be its own thing, probably just every Tuesday as normal as I’m trying to do Inktober, but in November I might do that but for Twitterature…