jueves, marzo 21, 2013

A novel in tweets by Stefan Antonmattei



140 Tweets

 

A life story in 19,600 characters

(or less)

 

 

 

A novel in tweets by

 

Stefan Antonmattei
 




This “novel by tweets” is no lighthearted form of literature, at least, not to me. And as the saying goes “have a child, plant a tree, and write a book,” I encourage everyone to go ahead and write one. It may not become a blockbuster best-seller but, the writer and family, friends, and colleagues will enjoy, cherish, and share.

The format used herein is simple; one memory, a flash, an image, one entry represented in 140 characters or less (letters, comas, dashes included). Try it. It’s a lot of fun!
 
 
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1963 – 1969, Alabama
 
1.
My first memory is of John-John who was grounded for being a bad boy.  He had a tree house and he was yelling at me from his window: SSsTEAfan I see you there.  Get off my tree!
 
2. 
My second memory is of my family arriving at the house at night.  To the left there was a forest and at the entrance door a yellowish light shone upon a dead snake.
 
3.
My third memory is of my beautiful mother Odette in the kitchen with bay windows. 
 
I asked her to be my girlfriend. 
 
She tried to explain why she couldn’t be my girlfriend.

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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