Jan 26, 2012
420 Characters is a collection of stories the author wrote via facebook posts - posts limited by the 420 character limit. The little story-lets range from ironic to tragic. Each little piece has its own page and some illustrations are interspersed. The illustrations didn't work at all for me but I loved the stories. One of my faves was:
"They are closing the mine in two weeks, they say. Six days a week bumping down in the gondola, pecking out the rocks and hauling them back up, doing it again the next day for twenty-seven years, one cave-in, three thin raises, and a failed strike. Where am I going to go every day, what am I going to do with all that sunshine?"