Stories

What's Your Story?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

One post I saw recently was about a man who went from having only $1 for dinner some nights to owning and running his own shop. He said that even though it closed three years later, he saw it as a success, because he saved up and did it all himself. He added that most of his friends were in jail.

A Defence for our Television Addiction

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Greenhalgh

The door creaks open and you emerge, still grasping the duvet that you have failed to part from for days. It's stained, ridden with crumbs and stinks like stale beer. With your square eyed comrades following cautiously behind you, your eyes strain to adjust to the new world.

The Storytelling Manifesto

James Whittaker | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
James Whittaker

What if every teacher in every classroom on this planet had the oratory power of our greatest storytellers? The school day would be anticipated instead of dreaded. Society would change.

Our Stories

Catherine Davies | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

If we tell ourselves a self-limiting story might we accidentally limit our possibilities? Could we change our lives for the better simply by changing the stories we tell ourselves? I love this idea.

Modern Dating Disaster Stories

Bytestories | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

One balmy evening, following a jaunt to the cinema, our noble hero generously, though with intent, made offer of escorting her to her home by means of car. She gladly accepted, and the game was afoot!

ON ... UPPER CASE - Rest in Peace

Martin Treanor | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Martin Treanor

Words became no more than practicalities, an idle invariance when the unbearable stresses of pressing the 'SHIFT' button, or scribbling a capital became too much to shoulder for those with another thing on their mind, such as texting, or reality television, maybe both.

Return on Storytelling - How the Dynamics of PR Have Changed

Alastair Turner | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Alastair Turner

By telling great stories, integrating content, media and search and using them in equal measure wise PR people can help companies properly engage with their target audience. In their hands communications can deliver measurable business outcomes. In their hands communications is a corporate differentiator.

"This Is Your Captain Speaking"

Bytestories | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bytestories

The flight into Sydney will be very turbulent, resulting in a motion sick husband and baby, who will throw up all over you 3 times during descent whilst you're stuck in your chair and the flight attendants are bound to theirs so no one can assist you.

Travelling Somewhere? Don't Get 'Surat Thanied!'

Dan Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Surat Thani is a beautiful province in Southern Thailand filled with wonder, but there's one thing which has tarnished its name in recent years - and that's some the travel agencies. If Surat Thani was a verb (i.e. that man really 'Surat Thanied' me) it would simply be defined as 'to get one over on a tourist, and ruin a good portion of their trip for financial gain.'

The Stories We Live By

Joel Tennant | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joel Tennant

My sessions of talk therapy back at university helped my story telling. Every week, I'd walk through one of the colleges, past the restaurant where students were sitting and laughing with each other, past the duck pond where the college cat was watching hungrily from behind the bushes, to a door tucked away behind a wall -- Counselling.

When a Teacher Opens Worlds

Noam Schimmel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Because of her and her stories as that boy grew up and was able to visit the lands of these myths, to study these stories, to try to live out some of the lessons learned, he, I, remains rapt with attention, enchanted, and grateful beyond words.

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

I Want to Tell You a Story...

Peter Moreton | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Moreton

Can you tell a good story? Google images search 'storytelling' and you are flooded with images of generations that went long before us, sitting close together round a fire using talent and artistic license to pass on tales from their parents and grandparents.

An Ode to Children's Books

Sara Sheridan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

In reading to my daughter when she was younger it became apparent that modern children's writing differs from the classics of my own childhood. Heidi and the Secret Garden might propel me back to the comforts of childhood, but for her fiction from the pre-TV era grated because the prose felt too descriptive.

The Dark Side of Social Media - My Story

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

With constant stories in the media of trolling and abuse on social media sites - I've decided it's time to tell my story of how I got caught up in a dark and elaborate 20 month long hoax at the hands of one twitter follower

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.

Why I Need Stories

The London Magazine | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

When I am faced with smallness and inanity, I write stories. When I am struck down by the catastrophic grief of life, I write stories. When in my belly writhes a nest of snakes because I am overcome with the knowledge that death waits for all of us--well, you go the idea.

Awkward Stories of the Week

Bytestories | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

One night my polishing machine was on the blink and took off down the corridor without me. I chased it and grabbed the handles only to have the thing buck then flip me over the handles onto my back.

Discovering Hope

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

Only his feet were left, abandoned by their predator, in the grass. I felt sad as I looked at them, remembering his loud and frequent voice, now hushed for ever. Gingerly I picked up the dismembered limbs, fighting nausea. How could this have happened? I wondered.

I'm Giving Sobriety a Chance

Ronnie Joice | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Ah, alcohol. It's the mainstay of hundreds and thousands of years of culture. The discovery of late Stone Age beer jugs has established the fact that purposely fermented beverages existed at least as early as 10,000 BC.

Our Mary's Table

Harry George Mulligan | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK
Harry George Mulligan

My oldest sister and godmother, Mary, rang me and she said: "Haw, Harry - do you need a dining table?" I'd recently moved back up to Scotland from B...

Homage to Grandparents

Helen Spencer | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever." ~Author Unknown A moment this week to pay homage to those special 'e...