Thursday, May 17th, 2012 12:58:39

Moral, Now the Story

As a child, I was a voracious reader, mostly of fiction. I would read during class, during lunch, during the bus ride. When I was reading, I was not part of my boring normal life, but part of a deeper, more compelling story.

Fiction has the ability to transport the reader into a different world. The same holds true for movies and television shows. Stories of all types capture our attention and imagination. Even news is told in story fashion. Sports coverage includes the backstories of the athletes to draw us into the narrative of the event.

When we talk, we trade information with friends, often through story form: “Let me tell you what,” or, “Can you believe that?”