I am a storyteller, and a creator of worlds. From a young age, I was the resident story weaver. Whether I was retelling scenes from the last Thursday’s Super Story episode or simply creating original stories, people always listened. Perhaps, it was the spice my siblings would always accuse me of adding to every story, but whatever it was, my ability always drew an audience. Then, I realised that I had a gift, one that could only have been from God, for the ability to create characters and breathe life into them is nothing, if not Godlike.
I’m a listener. I wasn’t born one, but I became one. And by becoming a listener, I sometimes get a front row seat to view the minds of people, and the world they live in. Listening showed me how complicated life is, how much people avoid admitting their struggles, and how much they hide behind the façade they’ve created.
Then, my goal became clear; to create characters, through whom difficult conversations can be had and complicated questions asked.
So, here we are. Read and share. Feel free to comment and even critic. But while at it, remember the words of Henry David Thoreau, “The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard.”