60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Your Life – Your Epic.
by Diane Wyzga | September 10, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.”
“Is it hubris to believe we all live epics?” [Peace Like a River by Leif Enger]
An epic is a large body of work made up of smaller stories featuring deeds and adventures by a courageously heroic figure in an action-packed setting with some magical forces thrown in.
My dad was a child of the Great Depression, joined the US Navy to fight in World War II when he was underage, came home, put himself through school on the GI Bill, married, raised a large family, lost his beloved wife to cancer far too early, battled cancer himself, and walked into very late age with two really really bad knees.
What makes this epic? Dad showed his children how to live to a good death. Dad was in a nursing home for 9 months before he died short of his 92nd birthday. No more walking outside, no more Mass at his church, no more singing in the choir, no more freedom or independence.
And yet there was a grace, a resilience, dignity, even humor about the change in his circumstances that went with him to the very end. That was epic.
Story Prompt: How are you living an epic? Write that story!
Practical Tip: The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something. All that matters is you have a story.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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