Friday, July 2, 2010

Would You Read A Story On A Match Book? #mfic [You're The Expert]

Kyle Petersen is an author. In Santa Cruz.  His work sells for ten cents a pop.  On match books.  Issue 2 debuted yesterday.  300 characters or less.  That's roughly the size of two tweets.

Microfiction isn't new.  Everyone from Hemingway (“For sale: baby shoes, never used.”) to Aesop has dabbled.  But our question to you is, what do you think about it?  Do you read it?  Is it enough?  Can you tell us a story in a tweet?  Do it.  Use the hashtag #mfic and let us see whatcha got, or do it in the comments section!

[via Santa Cruz Sentinel]


L.J. Boldyrev said...

Those are neat! I get chills every time I read Hemingway's Baby Shoes. I think it's interesting that what one person gets from micro-fiction is completely different from another. For example, I get a very dark, sad, chilling image from Hemingway's piece (think Chernobyl), but a friend of mine thought it was funny.
I've never tried to write it myself, and for the most part it doesn't interest me, but some writers have been able to create a very powerful image/message with just a few words.

Dwayne said...

I will probably cut my fingers with them - I think that's my main concern lol. Otherwise, why not? It saves trees!

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

I think some microfiction is fun and interesting. AND it would definitely beef up my "Books read in 2010" number =o)