#AmWriting (Response to 12)

This one was a bit of fun for me. I’ve been trying to be more active on Twitter recently (and am now a borderline stalker of the #tenqueries and #amwriting posts, hence the title) and watching authors participate in the Twitter Fiction Festival was very enjoyable.

It’s challenging to imagine experiencing something first-hand by a fictional character and then more so to be limited to only 140 characters to describe it. This is the first time I’ve tried something like this, so it’s definitely rough around the edges, but I think I might try this a bit more often in the future. If nothing else, taking on their voice helps to get to know a character a bit more intimately.

I tried a few short ones, since this is ultimately an experiment, and posted bits of each.

Just be advised: in accordance with Twitter’s format, the following stories happens in reverse, so the first tweet appears at the end of each section.


Macarons in hand. Crisis averted. Time to see the sights, starting with the beach. It may be a brisk 64 degrees, but #wheninrome

All checked in and bags stashed at my bunk. Now where was that sweet shop… #hangry

Finally located the hostel. Actually nothing like I expected. Not terrifying at all. #win

Oh! Found a patisserie I’ll have to try later! Mouth watering at the macarons. #yum

Just got off the train and already lost. At least the scenery is nice. Guess I’ll start walking. #adventure

You know what? If she wants the crown so badly, she can have it. #gildedcage

Mia says I need to start acting like a queen if I’m going to be one. She’s one to talk. #jealous

Might take Golden Dawn and a few of the dogs out for a ride later. My #horse is my #escape when the royal shackles get a bit too tight.

Apparently, Father is expecting some marquis from somewhere for dinner. Whole palace will be in an uproar. #nothanks

#newdress on my chaise this morning. I wonder what it’s for! #surprise #present

I can hear the sirens, but it doesn’t look like the thieves can. They’re loading up the bonsai palms. They won’t get far.

People are in the #biodome right now trying to steal some of the plants. Someone #help. I can’t get to the alarm from where I’m hiding.

Had to fix the rain simulator today. So confusing, but it works now. Can’t imagine how it malfunctioned, though.

Blossoms are starting to show on the trees. Even in the artificial light, they look beautiful. #biodome

I got the job! #employed #biodome

Sent in my application to be the #biodome’s new gardening apprentice. My nerves are fried!

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Hello & welcome! I'm Gretchen and I love to write. I'm a self-published author, longtime blogger, electrician's wife, and mom of two from Central Texas. I've been writing since I could hold a pencil & now I want to inspire YOU! So grab a cup of coffee, cozy up with your notebook, and START YOUR STORY!

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