Tiny memoirs

I’m a big fan of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and especially their Tiny Truths feature, which are micro-memoir tweets.
There’s plenty of debate about whether these meet story criteria – what do you think?
If you love these too, I hope you’ll participate: On Twitter, follow @cnfonline and tweet your 130-character stories to #cnftweet.

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9 Comments on “Tiny memoirs”

  1. January 4, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Tweet tales — fill-in-the-blanks stories.

  2. January 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I agree with Sharon’s reply — Tweet Tales. Makes the reader use his/her imagination.

    • January 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      ah yes, @tweettales also on Twitter is great fun – mostly fiction but could also involve memoir. Thanks for pointing them out!

  3. January 4, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    I am always happy like a kid when CNF retweets one of mine! It’s a fun challenge. I always read them.

    • January 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

      High honor indeed! :)

  4. January 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow, I did not know about Twitter’s tweet tales. Thought I made that phrase up. I salute the brilliant effort involved in distilling a story to this degree of purity.

    • January 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      I second that, a true and wonderful challenge.

  5. May 23, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    What a fabulous challenge! I thought 150 words was hard enough! #BiteSizeMemoir

    • May 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

      No kidding! A bit tight even for me, but I keep trying. Thanks for commenting, Lisa.

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