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141 clever little pieces of literature by 121 authors in 1 exquisite ebook.
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Published December 2011 by Upper Rubber Boot Books
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zxvasdf
Jun 10, 2012 zxvasdf rated it it was amazing
Recommended to zxvasdf by: Joanne Merriam
How many portraits—these silent stories!—can you cram into a locket? How many songs can fit in a megabyte? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

How much meaning can you dredge from an one hundred forty character limit? All those words, and what little room! That is the power of twitter length fiction. Complete narratives explode from the tandem juggernauts of the author's creative manipulation and the force of the reader's imagination.

The greatest of these stories are constructed lik
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Michael Morris
Jun 06, 2012 Michael Morris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, fiction
In an effort to write less and say more, I have taken to using the Twitter format (@bluemonk63). Along the way, I have found several others doing the same thing, precious few of them well.

In 140 And Counting,Joanne Merriam has collected 141 pieces of microlit: tiny poems and very short stories previous published in her webzine 7X20. I had expected to find some clever little lines, the sort of thing one thinks is funny or poignant the first time it is read and tedious after the third posting. How
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Judy
Dec 13, 2011 Judy marked it as to-read
What a concept! Here is a collection of teensy-weensy works for those who have limited attention spans or may be multi-tasking marathoners. Editor Joanne Merriam has selected some of the best twitter-length pieces from the ongoing series "7x20" for this collection. Disclaimer alert: Although one item was composed by this reviewer, it had been published elsewhere prior to its submission to "7x20", and is not the best piece in the book. So buy the collection and have a lot of fun reading it.
Heather
Dec 28, 2011 Heather rated it it was amazing
(Full disclosure: I have a piece in this collection.) I very much enjoyed these tasty little nuggets of literature. No matter the length, a good story or poem resonates with a reader after it's been read, and so many of these small pieces rang like tiny bells even after I turned the page.
Caroline
May 20, 2012 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Love the concept,excellent writing, of course, I may be a bit prejudice as I have a haiku in the ebook! Still the poems are fresh and enjoyable to read. Certainly I would recommend! :)
Jamie
Jul 13, 2012 Jamie rated it it was amazing
A wonderful take on modern language. Truly proves that the brevity of language we encounter on a daily basis is by no means a sign of an end to literature as we know it. Bravo!
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Joanne Merriam is the owner and publisher of Upper Rubber Boot Books. She is the co-editor (with H. L. Nelson) of the feminist anthology of dark fiction, Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good , and editor of the immigrant science fiction anthology, How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens , and the Twitter best-of anthology 140 And Counting . She is also the author of the po ...more
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