Well... wow. Thanks! I'm Stephanie, the author. Yes, my first published piece of fiction is a new experiment in micro-fiction called twit-fic. It was submitted to an online ezine (trapeze) and they use Wordpress like many others.
The publishing world is different than most people expect. But micro-fiction does pay and does involve rejections just the same. You have to follow submission guidelines and do all the standard stuff normally required of a short.
I greatly appreciate the congratulations and support from my fellow Toledoans. I'm just beginning on my career as an author, and it's not easy going to get your stuff out there (especially weird stuff about zombies and robots).
For those of you interested, I do have a real short story coming out next month from Open Heart Publishing. It's much bigger than 140 characters and is about a guy who can tattoo the future...
Oh, and no, I don't drink Mountain Dew. I prefer margaritas.