I hope some of you are working on stories for next week’s show. I’ve talked to a few people this week who said they were having trouble coming up with a story to fit this month’s theme, “First Times – Stories of beginnings”
Don’t get too caught up in the theme. I purposely keep them broad so almost any story can fit if you frame it right. Last night I relistened to an old story of mine that I originally told for the theme, “Last Times.” With almost no changes, it could also fit these other themes:
Bad things that turned out good
What they don’t know can hurt them
Curiosity killed the cat
Sticking your nose when it doesn’t belong
Here’s a story from Elna Baker, one of my all-time favorite tellers. Part of the story is about going on a first date so it could easily fit our theme for this month. But it could also fit a ton of other themes.
I hope it inspires you!
See you next Thursday.
Write me at freshgroundstories at gmail dot com if you have any questions or want to work on a story.