This year, I won a contest to participate in Twitter Fiction Festival. The week-long event, sponsored by Twitter, Penguin Random House, the Association of American Publishers and USA Today, features well-known authors alongside completely unknown writers who present short stories on Twitter.

I opted for a Monte Cristo revenge ghost story set in Savannah. I chose to write contemporaneously — I only had an idea for a story. Nothing was written out in advance. I also took all the photos to be used a few days before the event.

I think it was much more effective and suspenseful in the moment because I spaced out the tweets. So, while reading below, I encourage you to keep that in mind.

I was incredibly nervous leading up to the event but once I started it was great fun.