Category Archives: Story Power

Monologues, drama, fiction, memoir

The Last Kid on Earth

Photo by Willgard Krause The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. The double moon that had settled over … Continue reading

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If It Can’t be Explained, It Didn’t Happen

Art by AnAngryScottsman The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One Zack Dore lived for the fantastic, … Continue reading

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What Happens While You’re Lost in Thought

‘Bicycle Boy’ by Mateusz Urbanowicz The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Chapter One “Zachary Zinn rode like … Continue reading

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Into the Unknown

Photo by Johannes Plenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Prologue “There’s magic in the world. And … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map is Coming!

Concept art created for the Walt Disney series. Introduction Seven years ago, when my blog site was new, I published a complete fantasy novel The Wishing Map here online at The Power of Story. It was received with great enthusiasm … Continue reading

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The Therapeutic Value of a Smile

Originally posted on A Story Worth Telling:
“You don’t realize how much you miss human interaction until it is removed from your life.”? —Alessandra Torre, American novelist. – – – – – – – – – – – – –…

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Time for a Feel-Good Friday the 13th!

Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: The Intersection of Conflict and Play

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Guest Blog by Give Me Pen and Paper This is the first time I’ve posted another writer in my Tips for Writers series, but I really wanted to share these insights by Abe Austin of Give … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Guest Blog by Dora A K Dora AK affably accepted my request to write a guest blog about this site’s key idea, “the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives.” Here, she addresses not only the power of … Continue reading

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A Hammer, a Chisel, a Mountain, and Love

Guest Blog by Kevin John Delaney This true story has the power to touch hearts and even lives. Maybe yours? ~Mitch Dash loved his wife. When tragedy struck, he dedicated the next twenty-two years of his life to tearing down … Continue reading

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