With a blue-ink pen in her left hand, she glides it across the page leaving behind strange squiggles as her dozen metal bracelets scrape against the worn, wooden table.
The sound is amplified when students drift out of the room like a stream flowing downhill after the first rainstorm. She is left alone. Hunched over the desk, Janaya Andrews, 14, freshmen, composes the first 140 characters of her first twitter novel.
“I’m an observer. Anything that pops into my head I’ll write a story about it,” says Andrews.
Andrews carries a black handbag on her right shoulder. From there, she pulls out out an old purple composition notebook with pages hanging loose. She opens it up to the next blank paper and begins to write.
“While I’m in my room listening to Escape The Faith, I’ll write about celebrities, but mix it with fiction.”
And so the twitter novel begins at McClymonds High School:
“As I walked into Mack, MC Hammer was demonstrating the Hammer Time but Destiny dragged me up the littered stairs, away from the joy & chaos”