Mar 17 2014

A recap of my #twitterfiction day 5 offering and ending

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My contribution to the current #twitterfiction is a series of tweets retelling Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” but with a Twitter twist. Here the ending you may have missed on day five:

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I clicked on the times and dates of the most treasured
tweets, pasting them direct links to the ones I still favorited.

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In the enthusiasm of my confidence, I suggested that we sit
and watch the feed together, scrolling along happily.

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The new followers were satisfied. My manner convinced them.
I was an easy tweeter. We chatted and retweeted each other.

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But, ere long, my fingers grew tired and wished them gone.
My butt ached in the chair, and I my eyes did tricks.

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But still they chatter and tweeted. The tricks of my eyes
became more distinct: – It continued and became blurrier.

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I tweeted more freely to force my eyes to adjust, but it
continued and gained – until I found that it was not my eyes.

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No doubt I now typed very slow;- but I tweeted more fluent
hashtags, and with abbreviated words. LOL!

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It was a low, dull, blur- much such a vision as when rheum
cakes the tear duct. I tweeted that seeing was hard.

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Yet the three new followers were not afflicted. I tweeted
more quickly- more vehemently; but the blur worsened.

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I argued with tweeters of trending hashtags, in CAPITAL
LETTERS and with #violent #overuse #of #the #hashtag

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But the blur steadily increased. Why would the new followers
not leave my feed in peace? I paced the home feed.

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I retweeted heavily, as if in a fury to hide my own tweets
from observation of these three new followers.

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What could I do? I retweeted, I favorited, I #TRIED #TO

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I stood from chair upon which I had been sitting. Blood rushed
to my legs. But the blur in my eyes increased.

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It grew worse- worse- worse! And still the other followers
tweeted pleasantly, and emoted with

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Was it possible they could not see beyond the blur? No, no!
They saw!- they suspected! – they knew!

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They were tweeting a mockery of my horror! – this I thought,
and this I think. But any tweet was better than this.

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Anything was more tolerable than this blur! I could bear
those hypocritical no longer! I must use CAPS OR DIE!

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And now – again!- #HARK!- blurrier! blurrier! blurrier!

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“#VILLAINS!” I tweeted “dissemble no more! I
admit the deed! Look here! It is the default egg- as my own image!”


Thank you for reading these. Please consider following @JLenniDorner on Twitter.

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    • Judy on March 18, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Just dropping in from the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. I see you are a seasoned campaigner. Good luck for what seems to be your third Challenge – mine too!

    Judy –

    • J Lenni Dorner on March 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Thank you for stopping in.

    • M. J. Joachim on March 21, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Portals and transportation are certainly interesting topics to explore. All those tweets – this is the first I’ve heard of twitter fiction.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches

    • J Lenni Dorner on March 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM
    Yes, portals are interesting. 

    It was a short festival. I enjoyed being part of it.

    Thank you for stopping by.

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