Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | October 13, 2012

Twitter fiction: 140-character novels


We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters. This is their stab at Twitter fiction

Geoff Dyer

I know I said that if I lived to 100 I’d not regret what happened last night. But I woke up this morning and a century had passed. Sorry.

James Meek

He said he was leaving her. “But I love you,” she said. “I know,” he said. “Thanks. It’s what gave me the strength to love somebody else.”

Jackie Collins

She smiled, he smiled back, it was lust at first sight, but then she discovered he was married, too bad it couldn’t go anywhere.

Ian Rankin

I opened the door to our flat and you were standing there, cleaver raised. Somehow you’d found out about the photos. My jaw hit the floor.

Rajesh Shukla

I saw intensive eating out at Ralegansiddhi. Kejriwal’s Guru Anna Hazare is eating Pedigree made for the dogs. when asked why such sublimation? He replied “I am realizing Gandhi’s dream through gandugiri. It is my experiment with dog’s food”.

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