Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

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Storytelling Starters ~ A ball of thread

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Dear blog reader, I hope that what happened to me this morning doesn’t often happen to you.  I came to some kind of consciousness far too early, mind in an absolute spin. Still half asleep, I watched the spin going round, like watching clothes in the washing machine or feeling my mind had turned into a tangle.

A family funeral:

One item in the mix was the funeral in Plymouth on Thursday of an older cousin of Paul’s. During the service a fine account of his life was given by one of his sons. It included a vivid account of a glorious goal his father had scored in a football game in his young days. His other son picked up on that love of sport. Matching the story of the glorious goal, he told about how, on the whim of a moment while on a holiday on the Isle of Man, his father not only entered an 800 metre race that was about to be run but, shoeless and with rolled up trousers, actually won it to the roaring acclaim of the crowd. (more…)

Storytelling Starters ~ Time for communication

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

If you’re looking for stories, chants and rhymes you might tell in the run-up to Christmas, please check back through my previous blogs. Just type the word Christmas into the Storytelling Blog References box on the left of this page. This will provide you with lots of links to previous blogs with Christmas stories. I hope you might find something to suit you. But if you’re interested in spending a moment thinking about some of the qualities that lie at the heart of storytelling, please read on. (more…)