Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’

Storytelling Starters ~ Taking time

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

How weird! I was walking along towards the main road. Near the corner of my street was an apple core. It drew my attention because it was sitting on top of a food waste box. ‘How weird!’ was my immediate thought. ‘Why did whoever left that apple core not open the food waste box and put the apple core inside?’

‘Well,’ I answer now as I write, ‘perhaps whoever had eaten the apple (and even the core looked nice and juicy) had not wanted to see what was inside the food waste box. A small dead bird? A seething mess of rotting stuff?  Or perhaps the person who’d eaten the apple was in such a hurry that he or she, adult or child, didn’t even want to pause as long as it would take to open the box.’ (more…)

Storytelling Starters ~ Time to decide

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Thinking about what to do next in this blog, I feel remarkably like an Autumn leaf dithering about which way to jump.  A series of Seasonal Tales for Autumn? Thoughts on Storytelling Workshops for adults? Or the work that’s been occupying me over the last several months – the collection of stories I’ve been writing which explores some of the differences between writing and telling? If you’ve got any personal preferences as to what you’d like me to choose, please let me know by email or in the Comment box below. It’s almost a year since I began posting these Storytelling Starter blogs. It would be great to know your thoughts on what you’d like to see. 

Meantime it really feels like Autumn, the season when, walking to my local park, you might find fallen crab-apples beneath trees on the street or even (since it’s Brixton) an empty can of Boost and a razor washed up on a heap of withering leaves.

And since Autumn is the time for fruits of all kinds, here’s my thought for the week. It’s one of my favourite riddles.

Autumn riddle:

Question:  What’s the definition of an acorn?

Answer:     An oak tree in a nutshell.

Finally, have you voted?

By Saturday next week, I’ll have to have decided on what to do next. But by Saturday next week, if you haven’t already voted for the BASE storytelling awards, you’ll be too late. Voting ceases on September 27th. The awards get announced on the 28th.

So if you haven’t yet voted and would like to do so, please consider voting for me to get a Lifetime Achievement Award.

To register your vote, go to

 And if you want full instructions on what to do then (because some people have been finding it a bit complicated) please look back to my last week’s blog posting. (more…)