Let the Tweeting Begin!

Per your votes, the story I’ll be twittering over the next few weeks is


“The Black Boxes”

Thanks to everyone who took the time to cast a vote. The place to catch the story is


First installments begin at noon Eastern Time.

See you there!


  1. Damaso

    I like the fact that I don’t need pants to read it but I do have to register. Then I might be tempted to “tweet.” Impossible choices I tell you…

  2. Philip Shill

    Just found this Twitter thing. I can’t keep up with all the websites being touted as “Essential” and so ignore most of them.
    As regards The Black Boxes, I think you should drop the last sentence, as the previous one ends nicely. Start a new paragraph.
    Of course, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. Read it thought, though.

  3. jsomers

    Hey Phil,

    It can be exhausting, all the place you’re supposed to log into and check on a daily basis. I’m kind of enjoying it right now, but we’ll see how long it lasts.

    Appreciate the feedback. Twittering a story is interesting – the 140 rule breaks things up almost into prose poetry, reveals some structural weaknesses, and creates some inadvertant wonderfulness here and there. The gaps between my bursts (I’m doing about 4 tweets 3 times a day) gives each burst an otherworldly, disconnected feeling. I can’t decide if that’s good or bad yet.


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