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    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

    The fiction offerings remix tropes from ghosts to automata, with new work by Richard Butner, Su-Yee Lin, Kat Howard, Tade Thompson and S. Craig Renfroe Jr.

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  • Twitfiction and BomberBilly
    by Geoffrey | March 14th, 2009 |

    One of the high points in the development of any new form of communications is when people start to use it to tell stories. I’ve seen various attempts at using Twitter as a storytelling medium before, but my favorite so far is BomberBilly, which bills itself as “The not-nearly true story of one laid-off worker, and his revenge scheme.” That disclaimer in the bio line is a pretty important thing, since otherwise I’m sure the anonymous author would have the feds on his or her tail lickety-split: the story unfolds as the confessional tweets of an anonymous disgruntled ex-employee of a security hardware company. Here are the first few tweets from the account (in reverse chronological order, of course):

    Well, they will regret it if they can me. Home security systems. LOL. I made the damn systems, and I buried things in there. I buried bombs.
    11:08 PM Mar 9th from web

    I knew they’d pull this one day. Just talking to those guys, you can tell, first thing they’ll do is frag half the staff.
    11:04 PM Mar 9th from web

    Those MFers better not can me, I got 18 years sunk into the rat pile. I will be PO’d if they let me go now.
    10:59 PM Mar 9th from web

    I got the word today from Rip, layoffs are coming down the pike.
    10:57 PM Mar 9th from web

    To say that this story, unfolding in real time in our current economy, strikes a little close to home is putting it lightly. The continuing adventures of BomberBilly might actually be the first example I’ve seen yet of post-economic meltdown horror writing, and it’s definitely a fantastic example of how to use the unique affordances of Twitter to chilling effect. I’m already following the author’s updates – are you?

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