Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Twittan and Iseult?



I've been experimenting with storytelling on Twitter and Facebook. I use ping.fm 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? 

2 comments:

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: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718591804&ref=profile