Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
In a Q&A with the New York Times, former Twitter media manager Robin Sloan confirms the online short story (turned novel) he wrote at the time was sparked in the 140-character universe. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel tells the fictional story of an unemployed Web designer who takes a job at the titular establishment:
“I was walking down California Street in San Francisco, scrolling through Twitter on my phone, when I saw that a friend of mine had just tweeted: “Just misread a sign for a 24-hour book drop for 24-hour bookshop. My disappointment is beyond words.” It just made me smile. I wrote it down, thought about it for a few months, and it eventually became the story of the 24-hour bookstore.”