Many thanks to Lindsay Nell of Home, Hugs and Huskies for nominating me to take part in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. (What’s a community without a chain letter or two?)
Storytelling has been part of humanity since the beginning of language. From oral histories handed down before the development of written language (still a big part of most families around the world), to scary tales around a campfire, to scifi and fantasy, fables and fairy tales, romance, adventure, and mysteries, we seem to have a genetic need for stories.
Each kind of story has its own purpose. Some end with a moral, some with a twist, some with an inspiration or call to action. We’re happy if they just entertain us, but if they touch us more deeply, they become part of who we are.
My favorite stories changed me. Whether it was my literary introduction to science fiction with Rusty’s Space Ship by Evelyn Sibley Lampman or J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Gregory David Roberts’ Shantaram, these books, and many others, have stayed with me.
To honor the stories that are part of who I am, my theme for this challenge is Wisdom from Fiction.
Here are the Rules of this challenge.
See Rule #3? I don’t feel I know very many of you well enough to challenge you, but I shall fulfill my obligation to the Rules by offering the challenge to people whose thoughts have moved me, inspired me, or made me laugh.
Beth C. who has moved me with her photography and her poetry (and I am not usually excited about poetry). Visit her at Write Side of the Bed.
Brookziegirl1 the outspoken, take-no-prisoners voice of Fabulous Fit Mamas. A woman after my own heart. But bolder.
shirleymdietz, who knows a thing or three about food, and is sharing 26 of them for the A to Z Challenge. Always informative and entertaining, you can find her at I Just Have to Say…
You don’t have to accept if you’d rather not, and no hard feelings if you don’t.