Twitter is giving rise to all kinds of creative applications, including a few ‘zines. Along with PicFic and escarp, there’s the horror focused ‘zine Tweet The Meat, which states: “No serials. No unfinished stories. You must scare us in 140 characters or less. Are you up to the challenge?”
Each week the theme is different… you’ll have to follow them on Twitter at: @tweetthemeat to get the weekly theme.
I submitted to this week’s theme: “HOT”. I sent three submissions. Only one was accepted. Tweet The Meat gets first online rights. After that I’ll be able to post it here for you non-tweets to see.
But here are the two that weren’t accepted:
He awoke to stifling heat. Couldn’t turn. Tried to sit but found the ceiling in front of his face. The furnace’s roar drowned his screams.
The grille sizzled under her wicked palms as she wept at the red crib sheet, but her hands still screamed mercilessly for baby back ribs.
I like the second of those better. 140 characters ain’t much room, but it forces your creativity. They definitely chose the best of the three though. Start following @tweetthemeat on Twitter right now to see it within the next week. Or check back here later.
Tweet The Meat is a paying ‘zine — one dollar per accepted submission. So technically, this is a sale for me. But a buck, sent to me through PayPal, after PayPal takes their cut, ain’t much. I asked Tweet The Meat to donate my dollar to a cancer, environmental or animal rights organization.
Cuz that’s just the kind of guy I am.