So, the other thing I've been doing lately is totally loving Twitter. You can find me there, as @jennyrae.
And one of the cool things about Twitter is not only is it an incredible social and news network, but it also now hosts what must be the world's shortest stories.
Meet Thaumatrope, a new 'zine edited by Nathan E. Lilly, which aims to publish speculative stories that can be told in 140 characters or less (yes, CHARACTERS, not words). I think it's a great experiment, and I've sold four little pieces of what I'm calling Twitter fiction to him. He's paying pro rates of 5 cents a word, which works out to $1.20 per Twitter story bought. I have earned myself one and one-third hot chocolates from Starbucks! =)
You can read all the stories right here, if you don't regularly use Twitter. (If you're thinking of hopping on Twitter, I recommend Twitterfox, which is a client that integrates with the Firefox web browser.)
My stories are currently scheduled to appear on the following dates:
December 21, 2008
January 28, 2009
March 1, 2009
Undetermined April 2009 date (it's an Easter story, this one)
Please do hop over and not only check my stuff out, but check out how other authors are experimenting with this ultra-short form. =)