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Twitterletics #6

Jason Micheli —  December 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

the-vision-after-the-sermon-jacob-wrestling-with-the-angel-1888A while back I listened to a TED talk and then read an article about the A Visit from the Goon Squad author, Jennifer Egan, publishing a short story in the New Yorker via Twitter. Like the serial novels of the 18th and 19th centuries, she released her story 140 characters at a time.

I wondered:

Is it possible to construct a complete sermon out of 140 character parts?

Text: Genesis 32

Entry 6:


     So Mother Rebekah names him ‘Jacob.’

     Literally: heel-grabber, over-reacher, supplanter, scoundrel, trickster, liar.

     In other (auspicious) words: Liar.