The First Stories

Being in Covid ‘Delta Lockdown’ mode I was spending time cruising some archeology sites when a picture of ancient bones brought to mind our cave dwelling ancestors telling stories around the fire (an easy mind shift to those of us who love to read historical fiction and, more especially those of us who write historic fiction).

Storytelling comes to us as naturally as breathing and is the oldest art form – even before drawing on the cave walls. It is recognised as one of the earliest forms of human activity. Those early words “tell us a story” came about at the same time as “pass the Dinosaur bones”.

Stories are important to every person, culture and age throughout the world. Give up our storytelling and stories and we give up our art, our education and our communication.

Storytelling is an important tool for modern times. So keep writing those stories.

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