One-Liner Wednesday — Our Stories

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“We get so used to the stories we tell about ourselves that sometimes we need to find ourselves in the stories of others.”

American novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison

We all tell stories about what’s happening in our lives. Some stories are about ourselves or about other people. We construct our stories based on our experiences, our perspectives on the world around us, and our interpretation of facts as we see them.

The more interesting stories, though, might just be those that others tell about us.


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

6 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Our Stories

  1. LindaGHill May 8, 2019 / 7:01 am

    On the flip side, a compelling story is one that encourages the listener (or reader) to find themselves in it. A handy skill when writing a novel (or a blog post 😉 ).

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  2. Laura May 8, 2019 / 8:16 am

    I really like this one. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in how we *want* to be seen that we get it really wrong.

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  3. ghostmmnc May 8, 2019 / 11:24 am

    Well, let’s hope the stories others are telling about us are good ones! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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