Imagine, Enhance, Grown Your Stories

Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 21

Writing Down the Fairy Tales…If you thought living a fairytale was tough to come by…try writing them…it is fun, but a very different world indeed…

Quotes of the Week:
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
~Albert Einstein~ Scientist (1879-1955)

“In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected.”
~Charles Dickens~ British novelist (1812-1870)

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life.”
~Johann Christoph Friederich v. Schiller~ German Poet (1759-1805)

John rambles on about his new fairy tale book…from beginning to separate stories…writing and remembering the audience is important…fairy tales are for a particular, possibly younger audience…what is your feeback? Share some of your thoughts with us if you have written or just enjoy reading fairy tales…

Send us an email to:…Call us at 615-431-WRIT…or provide thoughts on the forum:

Poetry Topic:
St. Patrick’s Day – Wearin’ the Green
The wearin’ of the green…that’s the day when all those who are not of Irish decent celebrate the lovely story of St. Patrick and his day. From marching in large parades to drinking green beer to eating corned beef and cabbage, this day is about celebrating life and enjoying it. This festive occasion brings about a brotherhood many don’t remember exists the rest of the year. This joyous occasion provides opportunities for grown adults to relive their youth and become a part of new traditions. And, don’t forget the beer.

Choose your path. Choose your subject. Choose you remember of the day, if you can remember. Were you standing in a parade line waiting to march your way down Michigan Avenue hold a freezing piece of metal, praying and hoping that the cameras would not catch your step on the opposite foot from everyone else as you passed by the judging booth? Were you a bystander watching the people walk by, happy, chilled, and throwing candy? Either way, choose your words well, but don’t leave out the pot of gold. Remember poems are simple, but have all the power of a story in a little, tiny space. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Short Story Topic:
Looking for Fantasylands
What is the difference between sprites and fairies? How about fairies and pixies? At some point, they were the same. At some point, they became different. At some point, they just moved away from one location to many. Until one day when another creature finds a document with hints of where each group moved.

What is this document that is found? Who is this other creature? What is the difference? Is there a difference? Will each group be found? Is there a map that goes along with the document? Why did they separate in the first place? Is this a series of short stories?

Decide on the path the character follows. Decide on the mysteries revealed. Decide on the reason for looking for the answers. Decide on the behaviors that separate each group. Decide on the setting. Is it a forest? A swamp? A dessert? All of them? Think about parallels between these groups and ones you know. Decide on the story, and write. Post it here, or share elsewhere, but write and enjoy…

Remember to Imagine, Enhance, and Grow your stories
Running Time: 12 minutes 29 seconds

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