Several weeks ago I started a project on Twitter called 3 Tweet Stories. It’s a simple idea; I tell a true story in the span of three Twitter posts. While it’s challenging to tell a story in a little over 400 characters, I’m having fun with it and I appreciate all of the support I’ve gotten from readers.
Over the past few weeks I’ve also gotten a few questions that I’d like to address:
How many of these stories do you have?
A lot, in the last 5 weeks I’ve posted 50+ stories and off the top of my head I can think of several times as many. I’ve got 35 years worth of personal stories and generations of family stories to tell. Plus, new stories are happening every day. This project is likely going to go on for a while.
Are there any rules for the stories?
Each story needs to be about something that happened to me, a family member or a close friend.
How many of these stories are about people dying?
I hate to answer a question with a question but how many is too many? I know a lot of these are about death but that’s just because of the way I write these, which leads me to the next question.
How do you write these stories?
I write at least one story a day and post it that day so the stories reflect what I am thinking about at the time. Many of the first 50 stories have been about death and my father because he passed away recently.
Is there an end point for this project?
Not one that I’m aware of, I’m just having fun with it.
If you have any questions about 3 Tweet Stories, let me know. New stories can be found every day @3tweetstories. Thanks for reading.