A Review of Between Blinks by Janet Ference (2012, Kindle Edition)
Sometimes 140 characters is more than enough to convey everything that needs to be said to tell an entire story.
Between Blinks was my first exposure to this writing style; and I was well pleased. The twitter tale, also called twitter fiction or twitfic, is a subset of the flash fiction style of story telling. Indeed, it maybe the ultimate expression of flash fiction.
At first, I believed this style to be a novelty. But the "twitter tale" style of story telling is, in my opinion, complex and sophisticated. A twitfic is very similar in appearance and style to a prose couplet.
In this collection, the author presents approximately 200 of her own twitter tales. This work is divided into four sections - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Not every twitter tale resonated with me. But enough did, that this work impressed me and turned me into a true believer. I am hooked and look forward to further works by this author as well as works by others in this genre.
Ms. Ference has my thanks for making this collection available.