A Bigger Story
As some of you know, I’ve been writing a radio play recently. It tells the slightly fictionalised story of my cousin’s son and my great great great grandfather, using the letters of said ancestor to help the child come to terms with the fact he and his family are about to move overseas for his dad’s job.
My point in the story is to remind both child and listener that all of us are part of a wider story.
Whatever you’re facing today or tomorrow isn’t the entire scope of life – there’s a grander narrative that this episode – this joy or sorrow, struggle or delight – fits into.
In the story, that helps the boy. He is able to fulfill some of the dreams of an ancestor long dead, and experience some of the things that he longed to but never could.
My hope is it will help others, too, to take the bold step.
This post forms part of Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday, where we write on a prompt for five minutes only, with no editing. Why not go and see how others have interpreted today’s prompt – then have a go yourself! What have you got to lose?