So, Twitter has been mostly garbage lately, but yesterday I found a neat way to use it: by writing spontaneous horror short stories. No outline. Just pantsing it until you run out of steam. This particular idea was inspired by my dog, who discovered something in our bush out back. I still am not sure what it was he was trying to get, but it inspired a weird idea that kind of just kept unraveling with each new tweet. I organized all the tweets over at Storify to give it a clearer reading experience.
Feel free to share it, retweet, and give me a follow on Twitter if you dig the story.
I might try more of these in the future. If you know of any other good ones that already exist, share them in the comments below. I’d love to read some. Thanks.
Max Booth III is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine and the Managing Editor of Dark Moon Digest. He co-hosts the podcast Castle Rock Radio with his partner, Lori Michelle, and writes online for LitReactor and Gamut. He’s written some novels, too. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth.