prose + social media = The Hyp Replacement
- Yaya, Sandy, Eloise and Sol all share the same brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
- The story opens January 1, 2010 and continues through to December 31, 2010.
- They don’t know each other at first, but get to know one another. They become friends and soon enough they’re sharing a commercial building, each one operating the small business of their dreams. Sol opens a coffee shop; Eloise opens an arts & crafts studio; Sandy opens an organic take-out restaurant, and Yaya opens a storefront church. Eventually, they discover an untapped niche and open an underground marijuana style bar. Things go really well at first, but then they don’t. Find out why.
- The Hyp Replacement combines old and new narrative styles. Inspired by serialized stories and blogging culture alike, the story delves into the lives of its characters revealing the insightful and provocative connections between daily routines and greater life missions.
How does it all work?
- Short chapters are published on about three times a week.
- Told through a 3rd person narrative, but also 1st person narratives through Twitter, Tumblr, Blogspot and YouTube.
Do I need to have accounts on Twitter, Tumblr, Blogspot and YouTube to follow along?
No, you do not. But if you have an account on Twitter, Tumblr, Blogspot or YouTube I highly encourage you to follow these characters. If you’d like to see the character’s social media profiles please click on the drawing in the upper right hand corner of the post.
Who assembled The Hyp Replacement website?
The Hyp Replacement was superbly assembled by the one and only Matthew Stellato.
Who did the art work for the The Hyp Replacement website?
All the art work on the website was artfully drawn by Tim Miller.
Yes, of course, so many people to thank. Family, friends, and everyone else who was and is willing to partake in this kind of weird literary endeavor. I can’t thank you enough.
About the author
E.A. Marciano was born and raised in Brooklyn. He likes New York City; he might even just love it. He believes in experimental forms of storytelling. He believes in the idea of brining readers daily bursts of short fiction in the form of a funny story. He hopes you enjoy reading The Hyp Replacement.
thehypreplacement [at] gmail.com