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Jakarta Post

Literature in the Internet era to groom new writers

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 21 2011   /  08:00 am

The last letter from prison – Dear wife, I will be freed in two days. Please prepare my funeral”. The mini fiction was posted on Twitter on May 30 by @erwan0909, a member of the @fiksimini community. Another member, @Indiejeans, posted mini fi ction on the same day: “Getting Lost in a Queue — I thought it was heaven. A few steps away from the worship house I saw an old woman, dead from hunger.” Mini fiction such as those two entries can be found on the Twitter account, @fi ksimini, or http://wordpress.fi ksimini.com. The Fiksimini community was initiated by three Indonesian writers, Clara Ng, Agus Noor and Eka Kurniawan, to accommodate people’s creativity through mini fiction. The account now has more than 70,000 followers who regularly post their mini fi ction on the micro-blogging site every day. “It was initially a medium for us [Clara, Agus and ...