TWEET TO BLOG TECHNIQUE BLOG LOG: SHORT STORY TOO SHORT # 8

A South African follower of Arthur asks, “How might my followers and I collaborate with you?”    Twitter’s constraints hamstring the writing of a story … to view.

Accustomed to being hamstrung, Art accepted the odd challenge. “At least,” thought he, “it will be others hamstringing me, not myself. … And it can’t be … impossible.”

Art didn’t foresee the manifold difficulties in the oddity of the challenge. Of particular concern to the near friendless Arthur: How to … in but a month … friends earn?

Garrulous by nature, the betrayals consumed Arthur from the inside out. Not one to retaliate in kind, he’d spun himself a coccoon to avert … further backstabbing.

Death, divorce and excruciating betrayals left a heart desolate. Under such circumstances, early retirement from society seemed apt. So he’d retired … drunkenly.

Being, drinking and thinking alone brought disturbing thoughts. They impinged upon what he mistakingly thought was peace. An end like Hemingway’s? … To be …. or not to be?

Therapeutic writing and abiding faith, faithfully sustained him. Art dreams Twitter’s upcoming Festival of Fiction, he’ll be … a platform … a-building.

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