Explore the upcoming events of the #Twitter Fiction Festivalshowcase by date.
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I’m Kurt Pickens from This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, the upcoming novel by Jonathan Evison. My old lady, Donna Mae, left me for a guy in a white convertible. Lost my job in wholesale plumbing supply and put on eighty pounds. Let me tell you, my self-image has been better. I drink too much,… Read more »
@EricJDickey finally gives Abbey Rose (from #TemptedbyTrouble) the chance to have her say. And from her point of view…everything is different. Nothing is going the way it should. Her boyfriend is married, her car is wrecked, and now she’s in further than she knows with “The Gentleman in the Business Suit.” Find out what happens… Read more »
Journey to a romantic galaxy far, far away where the usual suspects like Han and Leia, Padmé and Anakin are sending each other short love notes. See other characters get in on the mix, too — Jango Fett’s rhyming couplet to his clones, C-3PO’s couplet for R2-D2, the Rancor Keeper’s love note to the Rancor,… Read more »
Hunter finds his favorite actress, Abby Hudson’s phone laying on a desk after a studio tour in Los Angeles and decides to take it back to Boston with him. He knows it’s wrong but he can’t stop himself from going through every picture, every text message. His best friend talks him into making an Instagram… Read more »
There is a megalomaniac on the loose with a bomb that makes bodies move faster than the speed of light. He calls himself Splinter. In two hours, it’s going to get explosive in an undisclosed location, unless CIA agent Harker can strike back. Problem is, he’s searching for a needle in a haystack that’s half… Read more »
A story for the Twitter campfire. Deep in the 18th-century wilderness, the son of a rapacious fur trapper meets the mute but spirited daughter of the local Elkinaki tribe. They fall in love, communicating with gifts and gestures, and rendezvousing secretly to avoid the wrath of their fathers, until a night of accidental bloodshed realigns… Read more »
Seventeen-year-old Marigold Newman, daughter of a politician and all-around good girl, is curious when she meets the gaze of the tattooed drummer playing at the county fair—and from the way he continues to look in her direction, she wonders if he’s interested in her, too. But when unforeseen circumstances send her straight into the drummer’s… Read more »
We are all connected. Our lives and privacy bound to our devices, devices that talk to one another, devices that know us better than we know ourselves. And as a result, we are all vulnerable. Emergent from the shadows of our unlimited connectedness arises a mysterious figure. And congratulations! It has selected you to have… Read more »
A pretty, young, would-be actress—Gabriella, meets Marty Gold, a horny, old, very married producer at an industry party. He sees sex. She sees opportunity. While his wife, Suzanne, pretends to see nothing. Suzanne basks in being Mrs. Marty Gold. They have an arrangement. She does not care what he does as long as it doesn’t… Read more »
A new NSA technology eavesdrops not only on emails, but meditations. Turns out that Dick Cheney, the man who invaded Iraq has a soft side-more Deepak than Darth, more votive candle than voter canvass. As George Bush said, “Who knew?” Cheney’s mantra is: ”Tax Cut.” But who leaked the transcripts? Barack Obama? Bush himself? And… Read more »
Readers love @laurenbeukes for her dazzling ability to blend, twist, and combine genres to create new works of fiction. In Litmash, you can challenge her to write tweet-sized, genre-defying stories…live. Follow @laurenbeukes to find out when she’ll be accepting prompts. You’ll have 15 minutes to tweet her with suggestions of two different genres (e.g. “cold… Read more »
Two trans women living in New Orleans and selling cakes to punks for a living encounter a terrible occult-themed crime, and via a complex and TBD chain of circumstances set forth to solve it. The audience will submit ideas for actions that the women might take at critical junctures, which the author will then either… Read more »
In the middle of an intriguing investigation, Mr. Snicket finds that he cannot recall certain crucial details, such as fraught locations, suspicious people, helpful aphorisms and alluring inanimate objects. Help a more or less esteemed author in his efforts to solve the mystery and get his act together.
You leave at 8:06, insulated mug in hand. You pass the neighbors with the hysterical Maltese, the ones with the sidewalk-soaking sprinkler, the ones in the Witness Protection Program. You pass the bagel store and the unsmiling crossing guard in the clown wig. At the station, you notice new graffiti: Good morning sunshine. The train… Read more »
Inspired by the great success of the We Need Diverse Books campaign and the womynists from 1994 comedy PCU, Abigail Tarttelin will be tweeting 140 character short stories for smug, LGBT, feminist, leftists of color to share on reddit. Stories will feature strong women, a thruple, and multiple light-hearted subversions of heteronormative gender stereotyping.
Long ago, a sly god and a fiery goddess created the world as a laugh. Now that a few million years have passed, it’s no longer equally funny to both parties. Could a destructive comet provide the perfect punchline? Twitter is the ideal place for deities with short attention spans to discuss pros and cons… Read more »
Yes, she’s tried online dating, asked her friends to fix her up and even hired a matchmaker of questionable hygiene, all to no avail. With her birthday just around the corner, our heroine must exhaust all options…even pretending to be vegan. What’s a few hours in the grocery store, after all? Love comes when you… Read more »