“Some Contemporary Characters”

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Rumpus columnist Rick Moody‘s new story, “Some Contemporary Characters,” is being tweeted by Electric Literature in what they describe as a “new venture in microserialization©.”

The story started today, and will run until December 2nd. But don’t worry about the platform taking away from the lyricism, Moody wrote the story in 140 character bursts expressly for Twitter.

Read it by following @ElectricLit.


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →