Storytelling is great as long as you call it fiction, when it is.
Is it truth or fiction? Is it news or a calculated lie?
The question of fact or fiction can be a painful one for the storyteller in the family, and my family has been blessed with storytellers. I love to tell a story, just can’t help myself. So I have plenty of experience with this both as part of the audience in my youth, and now as the storyteller in my middle age. I don’t want to call the Bard a liar, nor myself, so I’m quick to call a story fiction.
When the story’s finished, my grown daughters have taken to asking me, “so, is this a true story?” Continue reading