Why Tell Ghost Stories? – At Halloween or Any Time?!

[Re-activating my blog by sharing a favorite one from the past on this Halloween…] When I was a child, my favorite holiday was Halloween. Not because of the candy – though I certainly enjoyed the Tootsie Rolls and Snickers and yes, candy corn. No, it was the atmosphere of it all – the tree branches […]

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Venues

I love storyteller Susan Marie Frontsczak’s motto: “Give me a place to stand, and I’ll take you someplace else.” – !!! Ohhh, I wish I’d thought of that and copyrighted it…darn!  😉 That’s part of the beauty and power and magic of storytelling – it can happen pretty much anywhere physically, and can take you […]

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Kindness – So Glad THAT Was the Response

Another short story: The first story slam I went to in October, “Truth Be Told – The Boulder Story Slam,” was an eye-opening experience. The venue was a back room with a small stage at a restaurant, Shine. The place was packed. Servers squeezed through the rows and tables to take order for drinks and […]

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Audience Age(s)

Each day during this April A-Z Blogging Challenge I’ll use a different letter of the alphabet as a prompt for a short musing on an aspect or two of “Story Slams & Traditional Storytelling – Bridging the Distance.” (You can see previous blog posts about my introduction to this increasingly-popular kind of storytelling event here, here, […]

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triangles

Equilateral Triangle

THAT’S what storytelling is:  the equilateral triangle of Audience + Teller + Story Without any one of those, you just don’t have storytelling!  (Another nifty metaphor: a 3-legged stool – “If you don’t have all 3, it doesn’t stand.”) Storytelling just doesn’t happen without an audience.

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