Story-telling – with words, with pictures, with music, with dance; with actions, with quietness, even with silence – is an essential element of our human-ness. Why We Tell Stories, a  poem by Lisel Mueller,  has inspired me since I first read it.  Here’s an excerpt:

"...and because we were poor, we made up a tale
about a treasure mountain
that would open only for us

and because we were always defeated,
we invented impossible riddles
only we could solve,..."

Read the full poem here.

Written stories on this site can be found by using the menu on the side bar or through the following links:

Motel Mysteries

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