Here is the story of my first love. This is where it started, in the halls of Central High School during my freshman year. 13 years later it ended. Here are 28 ‘firsts’ that happened over that time, in chronological order…
Every Tuesday, I share something cool in the areas of storytelling, audio, or radio. This micro-story by Whitney Jones, told with audio and images, is poignant and simple. It’s a great example of the kinds of stories you can find on Cowbird, a website dedicated to compelling personal storytelling, with a variety of creative mediums represented.
If you click on the link above, you’ll be taken to the full multimedia piece, which is just a minute and a half long.
I enjoy subscribing to the Cowbird Daily Story, an email list you can sign up for to receive a new story every day, but you can also browse their site by a variety of categories broken down by theme, medium, popularity, and other factors, like location and time. You can also sign up to contribute.
From their website:
Cowbird is a public library of human experience. Our mission is to gather and preserve exceptional stories of human life, so the insight and wisdom we accumulate as individuals can live on in the commons, as a resource for others to look to for guidance. We offer a simple set of storytelling tools, designed to encourage contemplation and depth — for free, and without ads. Currently, 35,877 authorsfrom 182 countries have told 71,101 stories on 26,683 topics. We invite you to contribute your stories.