'Lost' Contest: Write the Whole Plot in One Tweet

More

> lost_tweet.jpg

ABC


The series finale of Lost airs on Sunday, marking the end of six seasons of time travel, disappearing characters, and baffling plot twists. In honor of the final episode, we place a challenge to our readers: Summarize everything that happened since the show started into a single tweet of 140 characters or fewer.

The details: Type your summary into Twitter with the hashtag #Lost140, or put it in the comments section of this post (just be sure to limit yourself to 140 characters—our commenting software won't cut you off the way Twitter does) before Sunday at 8:59 p.m. Eastern. The Atlantic editors will select one winner, and the prize will be a year-long subscription to The Atlantic magazine. We'll also pick two runners up, who will get pride, joy, and bragging rights. We'll announce the winner and runners up by noon on Monday.

If you need some inspiration, Atlantic staffers have tried their hands at the task:

Suzanne Merkelson, official Atlantic.com Lost blogger: white/black? cain/abel? man of science/man of faith? jack/sawyer? present/past/future? remember that bad episode w/ nikki/paulo? #lost140

Adam Pasick, Atlantic.com editor: Two sides: One light, One dark. They come, fight, destroy, and corrupt—it always ends the same. See you in another life, brutha #lost140

Bob Cohn, Atlantic.com editorial director: #Lost140 7 set sail from tropic port on tiny ship. 3-hour tour turns fateful. Professor can't make radio out of coconut.

Think you can do better? So do we. Good luck!

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What's the Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life?

A group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders predict the future of livable, walkable cities


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In