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"And that's how Twitter almost crashed the Dow."
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New from Never Mind Books: The Best Story in All the World
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Everyone has a good novel inside them.
" 'No!' shouted Mr. Bixbey, slamming his fist down on the table. The floor shook, the walls trembled. Mr. Watson turned ashen. 'Y-y-you m-m-mean w-w-we . . .' The words wouldn't come out. He seemed to choke on each syllable."
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"When we left off last night, we were on page 15 of the National Intelligence Estimate. "
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"In my country I was a taxi dispatcher."
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"You must believe me, Jane. I have excellent narrative skills."
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Scary Adult Stories
"We'd like to go somewhere that will provide us with a rich source of after dinner anecdotes!"
And thus the concept of artistic propaganda is born.
"Bore me to sleep, Daddy."
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'A positive review of the book and a negative review of the presentation.'
"I think it's a bit late in the evening, Harold, to tell them about your watershed experience."
"Let me present my wife, the princess Scheherazade. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor the gloom of night nor sex nor childbirth can stop her from telling those damned stories."
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"My narrative have so arc."
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'Wow! What a dream I had last night!'
Tristan & Isolde in a Happier Ending.
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"Tell me again how you were the first person to come out of the trees and live in a cave."
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The Dying Art of Storytelling
"Your hunch was right, Officer Garcia. We'll need a good editor to clean up this manuscript and bring his unfinished novel to a satisfying conclusion."
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'But did I give up. No, out came the sun and dried up all the rain, and your great-great granddad went up that spout again.'
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With Hunting Season comes Storytelling Season.
'People often say they've 'dined out' on a particular story - we'd like a meal on that basis.'
'Dad, tell me again about the day you got it all together.'