Manoj Pandey tweeted out a story. Then some more. And others began tweeting tales right back at him: Margaret Atwood and Kabir Bedi with death tales Salman Rushdie and Jeet Thayil with their dark humour Teju Cole meditating on loneliness Prajwal Parajuly on literature Shashi Tharoor on India ... It was a literary moment of sorts: spontaneous changeable tangential and then just like Twitter itself surprisingly poignant in bursts and flashes.
But it was when these stories came together with Yuko Shimizu's phantasmagorical images that Tales on Tweet stepped off the scrollable vortex of a webpage and into the tactile intimacy of the reading experience. Together they tell powerful stories that explore the dramatic potential of brevity through micro-narratives that build worlds bring them down laugh at death mourn the moon.