Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered...Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
It's so moving, I shared it on Facebook. I know at least one person read it, so . . .
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Well my goodness--I thank you for you kind words about my (for lack of a better term) essay on Stories and Storytelling. A couple of months ago I was keynoting a National Science Foundation Synergy project conference. They asked to help them use storytelling to more effectively teach about communications with the 13 or so colleges involved. The essay was one I hadn't read for awhile, and I enjoyed visiting it again from a little more distance. Best, Ty Nolanps--I'm one of the Finalists for National Public Radio's 3 Minute Fiction competition for my story "Dolls."
Ty! Nolan! Wow! Thanks so much for telling us more about your essay. I really did think it was gorgeous. A real reminder of why we tell stories and how important it is. Good luck on the Three Minute Fiction at NPR. (I read your story there too. Awesome!)
Fellow thieves! Please feel free to let me know what you've taken from this post - or share pertinent information that you don't mind me stealing.