Storytelling

For the past two Classical Mythology lessons I have gone to the focus has moved away from lectures to storytelling. There are many options for our final project in that class, but the one I am going for is to write an adaptation of a myth. All of the prompts have to do with storytelling, and that is why we had someone come in to talk to us about it. He told us that we create stories as groups, and it is only together that we can stitch the pieces into each other to form the whole. All we can really do is set the stage for what can happen and then step back to let the best things emerge.

Is a story really a story until you tell it to someone else?