60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Horse Manure or Something Better?

Episode Summary: When have you surprised yourself by turning a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks into a rare chance to learn something about yourself?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Are You Lost or Exploring New Territory?

Episode Summary: What if we decided that we are not lost but exploring new territory; how would our story sound then?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Is There a Secret to Life? If So, What Is it?

Episode Summary: What are the chances we might find the secret to life on Black Friday?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Feeling Story Blocked? What if You Took a Sentence For a Walk?

Episode Summary: What might happen to unblock your creative stuckness if you took a sentence for a walk?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: How Could I Have Asked the Fellow About the Hoodie and Truly Heard His Answer?

Episode Summary: How do you listen out another’s story that is different from your own?

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Someone Stole My Trekking Poles!

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Follow Those Few Things That Caught Your Heart

Not too very long ago I saw a man wearing a tee shirt that read: “Many things in life will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart. Follow those.” He was gone before I could ask him: What’s the story behind your tee shirt? How did you come to have it? …

Story Prompt Friday: You Are Astonishing Light. Tell That Story.

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with several 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.” Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī – Hafez was a 14th century Persian poet. …

Story Prompt Friday: Allies And Enemies In Your Life.

When is it lying or storytelling, and how do we know?

Question: What is the difference between storytelling and lying? For the answer I’m turning to an interview with Diane Setterfield, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, Bellman & Black, and my favorite, Once Upon a River. Setterfield when asked about the difference said this, “Storytelling is a way of telling …