Wednesday, 27th November 2013

by Joshua Gaskell

On the Guardian website I come across the notion of “Twitter Fiction” and decide to try my hand as a twitterpated* twittle-twat:

At Headcorn Railway Station, Qing painter Lam Qua exhibited a nine-second thrombin time, but still managed to emcee, and jolly decently too.

But why cease concising at a hundred and forty characters?

At HCN (CRS), Qua exhibits nine T.T., but still manages to M.C. and do a jolly d. job.

Or, indeed, at eighty-three?

HCNQUA9TTMCD

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* “Foolish, silly; flighty, scatterbrained” (OED).
† “A tattler, babbler” (OED).

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