Guild story tellers are getting ready for the Festival of Ghost Stories on October 24.
We're looking for a tale to tell -- and wondering what makes a good tale for this event?
This is the first in a series of posts that will consider that question.
To begin with: our tales can't be too long - only about 10 minutes, at most 12.
Even shorter is fine. Longer is not.
(This does mean that you HAVE to time your telling. Out loud. Before the auditions on Oct. 15)
So right away we're looking for something that can be told in a constrained amount of time and still be effective.
Take this as a warning not to fall in love with a story that will have to be cut and edited and re-trimmed to fit the time. We've all done that and can tell you that it is far better to start with a shorter story.