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One Forty Fiction

  • August 10, 2011
  • Maya
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Via one forty fiction (via @karaditales)

The name “one forty fiction” refers to the 140-character limit imposed on users by the online service Twitter. It is the 21st century haiku.

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that consists of 3 metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables; a complete piece, rendered small. But poetry.

This site is dedicated to fiction. Not poetry, but fiction. Stories told with beginnings, middles, and ends, and characters who want things.

But how to tell such stories in such limited space? How to create love, and want, and derision in 140 characters? How to deliver your heart?

We have no answer for you. We just know that you have 140 characters to make us see, feel, live, & yearn for the world beyond your 140.

Give us all you got. But give it to us wrapped tight, a Big Bang of a universe, a history of life itself, communicated wisely, and with love.

And if you’re feeling saucy, don’t be afraid to bring the jazz & funk.

Click here to visit the website and click here to read the stories.

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