Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

“Tell Them Stories” by Jenn Risser


Nerdy Book Club

tell-them-storiesThis tattoo sums up everything I’ve ever gotten right in my life.  It embodies every facet of my little existence:  even the guts it took me to finally walk into the tattoo parlor and let someone mark me forever.  

But this is the power of story.  Story is what sets us free.

The great Philip Pullman wrote these words in The Amber Spyglass.  In order to pass into the light of the afterlife, the ghosts in this book are instructed to, “Tell them [the harpies – and gatekeepers] stories. They need the truth. You must tell them true stories, and everything will be well, just tell them stories.”

These lines not only struck a chord in me, they marked me forever.  During this time, I was struggling to become a mother, was beginning to believe that I might never experience bedtime stories with my own biological children.  It…

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