The storytellers


We are the story tellers. The dreamers. The seekers. We’re those who see things that others can’t. We’re those who dream with our eyes open. Who see the extraordinary in the seemingly mundane. Or those who like to live differently; see every day in a new light.

Our stories pull rabbits out of hats. Or paint larger than life pictures, with a million colors splashed across a blank canvas. They take you on a journey. To exotic, magical places, with weird, rhyming names. They feature big, old, bearded men who hold the source to great power and wisdom. Or wizards, witches and fairy godmothers who appear as if from nowhere. Our stories are incomplete without magic wands or potions. They bring to life mystical creatures that take your breath away with their heroics. Like vampires and werewolves. Or centaurs and giant spiders. You could hear the sounds crystal clear, resonating with their every word. Like the song of a humming bird. Or the rhythm of the pouring rain. Or the quiet splash of a teardrop. Our stories portray the different shades of human emotions. Like joy and excitement. Or grief and despair. Intrigue. Anger. Jealousy. Lust. They teach us of hope; of how good eventually triumphs over evil. They teach us to be simple, yet creative.

And you, yes you, are the fodder for every great story. Everything around us is an inspiration. A spark that lights up the dark corners of the brain. A chore that keeps the idle mind busy. You may call what we cook up fake, half-truths, or blatant lies. But the truth is you are very much a part of it. You are a vital ingredient to every great story. Our characters are really sharp; you can associate them with people around you. That mustached baddie might just remind you of your boss. Or that lady in pink brings to life memories of a loved one.

There is no shame is falling in love with a good story. It might give you a reason to hold on for a little bit longer. Or inspire you to go that extra mile. Or where no human has gone before. It might implore you to think outside the box. Or to take an extra step to be kind. Not because you can, but because you should. They make us aware that it’s never too late to chase your happily ever after.

Every story is a dream come true. And we are the story tellers. The dreamers. The seekers. We cook up the unbelievable; it makes life that much more believable.

© 2013 Mihir Kamat
Inspired by today’s Daily Prompt – Fantasy.

Image courtesy of idesignnetwork.com

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3 thoughts on “The storytellers

  1. I went to highlight my favorite parts and just about highlighted the whole thing haha. But after reading it again and much deliberation, I selected these two as my top favorite parts.

    1.”Our stories pull rabbits out of hats. Or paint larger than life pictures, with a million colors splashed across a blank canvas. They take you on a journey. To exotic, magical places, with weird, rhyming names.”

    This made my library picture brain dance through pictures of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “The Prestige” (because of the magic reference), Harry Potter, and Dr. Seuss books!

    2.And you, yes you, are the fodder for every great story. Everything around us is an inspiration. A spark that lights up the dark corners of the brain. A chore that keeps the idle mind busy. You may call what we cook up fake, half-truths, or blatant lies. But the truth is you are very much a part of it. You are a vital ingredient to every great story.

    How many times have I taken secret pleasure in collecting story fodder as I went about my daily business, knowing half of my material was none the wiser…

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