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Texting For Fictional Characters

MacMillan Publishing

Modern technology has profoundly changed our lives. 

Voice conversation is practically passe' now, replaced by the text message. 

Now imagine if texting had arrived a century or more ago.  Mallory Ortberg does just that on the web, at the-toast.net.  

She imagines F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald trading message, as well as fictional characters.  

And now the romp through imagination is in book form, as Texts From Jane Eyre

Would Scarlett O'Hara "sext" Ashley Wilkes?  We'll ask.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.