Very Short Story was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Batty
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Anastasia Garcia
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Von Graf
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Alon Novy
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True South
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Ira Kirtak
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Phil James
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KC
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Damian Sanchez
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Michael Pearce
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The Shorty Interview
with Very Short Story
What's your best tweet?
Desperate, I unplugged all the clocks in my house. With time stopped, I hid in today, safely away from your impending visit tomorrow.
What are six things you could never do without?
My wife, my kids, my friends, using my creativity, good books, and chocolate.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
To make connections with others in my field of writing.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter is for making new friends. Facebook is for the people you already know.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
My dog. I want to know what she is thinking.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't abbreviate anything on Twitter. I try to make it easy for the reader to understand what I am saying.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I've unfollowed people who were rude or spammers.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I put a lot of thought and effort into the stories I write on Twitter and because, hopefully, you enjoy them.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I got an agent to represent my writing through twitter. Another writer who liked my writing on Twitter recommended me to his agent.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#vss
How do you make your tweets unique?
I tweet stories inspired by nouns sent in by followers. I think that is fairly unique.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
nope.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't abbreviate, it doesn't read well.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
What to I hope to achieve by spending so much time on Twitter?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
It will become redder.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@capricecrane is pretty funny.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That the 140 characters is limiting.
Why should people follow you?
Because I tweet bite-size stories that fill your mind with pictures and make you think.
How do you decide what to tweet?
I have followers send me nouns. The ones that inspire me, I turn into stories that I tweet.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I started tweeting as a creative outlet. It has been very satisfying.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. Twitter has allowed me to put my writing in front of thousands of people and get instant feedback on what I write.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Everything will be owned by Google.