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Oh the power, the joy, of story. Today’s prompt is…a story within a story.

When do we tell stories? Write down a few ideas (before bed, at weddings etc etc)

Why do we tell them? (to entertain, to connect/build community, to remember etc etc)

You might even want to write them down on paper scraps, fold them up, and then pick one from each pile; the When? pile, the Why? pile.

Using those ideas, thoughts, write a story (or poem) in which someone is telling a story.

If you need more input, follow this link to a more detailed explanation from the archive, when I used this prompt in a writing group, including my response.


Ready? Steady! Write! 🙏❤️

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