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Updated by swissnex San Francisco on Dec 17, 2020
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Twitter Fiction

Authors using Twitter to share stories.

David Mitchell (@david_mitchell)

David Mitchell published The Right Sort on Twitter, a 280-tweet tale of a boy stuck in a Valium nightmare. He also uses Vine videos as ads for his books.

Teju Cole (@tejucole)

Teju Cole experiments with storytelling—and readers—in his poetic short story Hafiz. Through various feeds by various followers, who turned out to be the author all along, the story of a lonely man in crisis unfolds.

You Are a Dog (@youareadog)

Terry Bain captures the stream of consciousness of a dog with @YouAreADog, a canine’s philosophical reflection on life.

veryshortstories (@cheepastory)

Read poetic one-Tweet stories with a whiff of Haiku on @cheepastory

Very Short Story (@veryshortstory)

Follow @VeryShortStory to participate in the fiction of @sean_hill. Readers send him nouns and he uses his favorites to inspire a story. He also published a book of Twitter feeds called Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction.

Fiction Festival (@twfictionfest)

Official handle for the annual #TwitterFiction Festival. Now tweeting prompts and cool literary things happening on Twitter.


The Tribeca Film Festival & Vine

The Tribeca Film Festival & Vine

Watch, don’t read. Had enough prose? The Tribeca Film Festival launched the #6SECFILMS competition in 2013 to honor the creativity and craft of storytelling with Vine.

Ian Padgham (@origiful)

San Francisco-based artist Ian Padgham’s ingenious vine films show just how much can be accomplished in a few blinks of the eye.