A reflection on the use of ‘story’ to tell the truth.
My Grandmother used to say “are you telling me a story?”
meaning “are you telling me a lie?”
“Telling stories” has a bad press!
And yet there are true stories and there are stories that tell the truth
In a novel “Mourning Roby” by Helen Dunmore, Rebecca the young mother who has lost an only child is told, “sometimes the real story doesn’t tell you the truth.”
Anthony J Sargeant