Mar 1, 2008

Quirky Websites:

The Quirky Website of the Week is a regular feature on this site. Feel free to recommend other quirky websites in the Comments section.

Readers who enjoy interactive writing may find the website worth a visit. TwentyWords is an online community that is designed for people who like to read and write interactive short stories and poems.

This site has a unique angle, as authors can contribute a maximum of twenty words at any one time to the stories or poems that evolve. Currently there are options for Sci-fi, romance and mystery afficianados in the prose section. There are three different types of poems at TwentyWords: a standard format, a limerick format and a humorous format called a "fold-it" poem.

While I previewed only a few selections, it seems that the editors at the site keep the gratuitous nonsense and obscenity to a minimum, leaving readers more time to obtain quotes on life insurance. Here is a sample of a recent limerick:

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican

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