Five Minute Friday: Story

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?

8 Comments On This Topic
  1. Eva (@evatrillian)
    on Jul 6th at 6:49 am

    We all need to be reminded about the big picture. Sometimes our own stories take so much space we can not see beyond it ..
    I’d love to hear your play πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

    • Jennie Pollock
      on Jul 6th at 6:56 am

      Thanks Eva. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

  2. Dana Pittman
    on Jul 6th at 12:57 pm

    It’s all about perspective… Good luck on your radio play. It sounds interesting.

    • Jennie Pollock
      on Jul 6th at 6:02 pm

      Thanks Dana, I’m enjoying writing it, but enjoying researching London in 1827 even more! Must find the right balance!!

      • Dana Pittman
        on Jul 7th at 12:43 am

        It sounds like so much fun. I love researching. One day I will build enough gumption to write a historical. They fascinate me and I believe the authors that do it well are geniuses. πŸ™‚ Happy writing!

  3. Melanie Moore (@MelanieAnneTN)
    on Jul 6th at 4:25 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations to you! That is so exciting!!! Praying the path will be clear and that the words will come freely!

    I’d love to invite you to stop by and join my online study of Ephesians! It starts next week! πŸ™‚


    • Jennie Pollock
      on Jul 6th at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Melanie! Hope your Ephesians study goes well.

  4. lisarrrr
    on Jul 6th at 7:09 pm

    Part of a wider story. I like that. Thanks for the reminder, and have a great weekend!


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