Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Twittan and Iseult?

I've been experimenting with storytelling on Twitter and Facebook. I use which sends my messages to both (and to the sidebar on this blog, in case you hadn't noticed). Last week I began sending the Grimm story "Cat and Mouse" in increments of 140 characters or less. When I asked for feedback and suggestions on the next story to send out, Megan Hicks asked for Beowulf. Yikes! I did the only thing I could think of: I turned it back to her. Here's what she wrote:
Par-tee! zzzz.Tiptoe-Crunch-Snarf-Burp. I'll get you, Grendel! Splash-Rip-Roar. Mom, help! Arrgh! Glub. Die! That was close. BeoWULF BeoWULF rocks!
The gauntlet was truly thrown. Here's what I wrote for Tristan and Iseult, a story which usually takes me 95 minutes to tell:  
Hero Tristan finds Iseult for King Mark. Don't drink that love potion! Too late. Mark always betrayed, T & I in love 4ever. Uh-oh. So sad.
Megan's comment back to me on Facebook was:
You're taking the lowest common denominator to a new low. This is fantastic.
Anybody else want to play or to suggest other stories to tell, either as whole stories in under 140 characters or in serial form? 


Liz Warren said...

This is so fun! I'm going to tackle the Grail. I'll get back to you.

PriscillaHowe said...

Check out the story haikus on my Facebook page, too: