Before any more minutes of your life pass you by, read her 150-tweet story here.
People were quick to recognize how captivating and well-written the story was:
Zola’s story had: -character development -plot twists -atmosphere/tone -racially diverse cast -passed the bechdel test— Isaac Kariuki (@isaac_pdf) October 28, 2015
Zola Neale Hurston— Deaux (@dstfelix) October 28, 2015
I’M RAPT Y'ALL. This must be how literary bros feel when reading something by David Foster Wallace. https://t.co/D2p1qRdBo3— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) October 28, 2015
But after some of the "characters" in the story were discovered in real life, others pointed out the gravity of its content.
Jess was kidnapped, beaten, perhaps on the verge of being trafficked & folks are on her IG like "you remember when you almost died as a ho?"— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) October 28, 2015
As Jezebel brilliantly quipped, "Someone Get Zola a Pulitzer or Potentially a Spot in the Witness Protection Program"
Zola herself seemed to be confused about the reaction. But all her new readers can rest assured, she has more yarns to spin:
Right. That wasn't even the story in full accuracy OR the craziest one I have 😭😂— Aziah King ❤️ (@_zolarmoon) October 28, 2015