The Bone Clocks Author Writes A Twitter Short Story


@David_Mitchell is the author of the popular book, Cloud Atlas, which became a film in 2012. With his newest release, The Bone Clocks, on the horizon, Mitchell has begun penning a 6,000 word short story, The Right Sort, via Twitter every day as a companion to the novel. It’s set in 1978.

Mitchell will unveil his tale, about a boy tripping on his mother’s Valium pills, in Twitter’s 140-character bursts for the next seven days. 

– The Guardian

Here are the first few tweets:

Mitchell isn’t the first to use twitter in this way; the Twitter Fiction Festival is an example of other narratives in just 140 characters. Even before social media, there were short pieces such as Ezra Pound’s poem, “In A Station of the Metro,” which would be perfect for Twitter.

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.


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Former senior editor for WWAC. BA in criminals (a minor in daydreams). Batman seeks her advice constantly. Bylines at Book Riot, Teen Vogue, Slate, The Toast and Hyperallergic.

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