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Margaret Atwood Wrote A Brand New Short Story In The Name Of #TwitterFiction

"FILM PREVIEWS ON A PLANE: THE HELPFUL SUMMARIES." Bless you, #TwitterFiction.

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The author explained in an introductory tweet that she wrote this found object story “made of the descriptors culled from previews of plane movies.”

OK #TwitterFiction, here we go. It's a found object made of the descriptors culled from previews of plane movies. I wrote it on a plane. :)

And here it is:

The title: FILM PREVIEWS ON A PLANE: THE HELPFUL SUMMARIES. #TwitterFiction

Is there an old Italian villa? #TwitterFiction

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Is there an adorable Dalmatian? Is there a handsome widower? ##

Perhaps there is an unstoppable force of terror! Perhaps there is a one-man weapon! Perhaps I will be forced to be viciously happy!

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Atwood even humorously described when she took quick breaks from writing.

(Pause to get a coffee. This is not part of the found object. :] ) NB the gold standard for #TwitterFiction is Jennifer Egan's "Black Box."

(And if anyone deserves a cup of decent coffee...it's Margaret Atwood.)

(FEH this is pretty bad coffee.) (I resume the found object.) #TwitterFiction

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Now back to FILM PREVIEWS ON A PLANE:

The found object resumes: #TwitterFiction Is it a radical fugitive?

Oh no, the crazed love is infamous! Oh no, there is a crash-land infiltration! #TwitterFiction

Oh no, there are two warped cave attacks! #TwitterFiction

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Oh no, there is a moral corporation! #TwitterFiction. (Note: It's a movie. Anything's possible, right?)

But what is this? A would-be writer! #TwitterFiction

And look: here's an opulent spiraling! #TwitterFiction

Here is greed on the run, and lethal radar! #TwitterFiction

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Here is also a virus motorcycle! #TwitterFestival

Seriously, these writing breaks became just as important to the story as every other tweet.

(Pause to take vitamin pills. Without them I'd shrivel into dust like Rider Haggard's SHE.) (Not part of #TwitterFestival found object.)

#TwitterFiction found object concludes: Traverse!

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Next. Previous. Previous. Next. #TwitterFiction

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~ The End ~

Thus concludes the #TwitterFiction found object, FILM PREVIEWS ON A PLANE: THE HELPFUL SUMMARIES. Assemble by observing line breaks. And..

After she was done writing, Atwood asked readers to write stories of their own with her found phrases.

#TwitterFiction: ... your challenge! Write a story using all of the found phrases. Or even some. Or even one! Over to you, and...

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... #TwitterFiction... and 'bye now, as I must get on a train. Where there are nooo movies. But maybe a handsome widower.. NO. Censored.