Facebook Story Winner Announced

As I noted in mid-January, Mashable recently held a story contest to mark the huge expansion of the character limit of Facebook status updates to 63,206 characters. The site announced the winner this week:

We received a range of responses, including prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and even someone who used Facebook to quit his job. But one suspenseful story stood out, and we’re happy to announce Dan Holden as the winner for his 15,084-character tale, “Taking Forever.”

Holden’s story is striking, suspenseful, and contains a twist. It’s unclear to me whether it’s fiction or a true story. I thought it was true for most of the story but then was unsure at the end. You can find it, along with a brief interview with the author here.