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Originally established for times when I needed more than 140 characters to finish a thought on marketing or media.

Shameless self-promotion


I’m featured today on Paragraph Planet, a creative writing website that publishes 75-word pieces of flash fiction. Check it out while you can. The pieces change daily.


UPDATE 10-13-2010: Here’s my entry that was featured Oct. 12.

Can you give me a first sentence? How about a last word? Be so kind, would you? The last word on the last page. A tidy ending to our messy story. Perhaps 140 characters that say good night and good luck. If that’s too much, easy silence will do, much like a backspace, a shutdown. Deletion often feels right. A careful edit goes far, don’t you know? Concise, precise; that was never really our bag, right?

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

2 thoughts on “Shameless self-promotion

  1. Pingback: Me in Calliope: ‘Epilogue – Unfinished’ « J's Pages

  2. Darnit–I missed by one day. Will you post here what you wrote there?