Master Twitterers and Twitteresses can collaborate with Tim Burton on a new story using 127 characters or less. He posted the first passage of a new tale about his beloved character Stainboy on Twitter. Social media scribes can post their own follow-up narrative with the hopes of being selected for the final pass in a short story that will finally take shape on December 6.

Burton's story starts with: "Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor #BurtonStory." The character has appeared in Burton's macabre collection of stories, 'The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories,' and later became an animated short series in 2000. The six episodes ended, but Stainboy lives on.

There are two rules to Burton's version of the age-old game, exquisite corpse: Tweet as often as you like and keep it clean. You can check out the full details on his website. So far only one follow-up has been selected, but it appears that bazillions have been submitted. While you're wasting time on Twitter before the Thanksgiving holiday kicks in, say hi to us too.
categories Horror, Cinematical