Five Card Story: The power of literature

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a Networked Narratives story by Aral Omis created Apr 19 2019, 02:49:06 pm. Create a new one!


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It was April. The weather was mild and the fields were full of beautiful flowers. People were getting ready for one of their most wanted days: Saint George’s Day.
In Treetown, the leaves hadn’t sprouted yet and the people were quite worried. When they were walking through the streets of the village or having a coffee in the park’s café, they only saw muted colours all around them. The leaves of the trees and the flowers of the yards were missing and that year it seemed they didn’t want to bloom.
Looking at the face of desperation of the villagers, one of the eldest men remembered that something similar had happened long time ago, when he was just a kid.
Suddenly, the old man smiled and told everyone that to see leaves on the trees and flowers on the yards, the village needed literature.
‘Literature?’, asked the villagers with unbelief and doubt.
The elder explained that when he was a little boy the village suffered the same misfortune than now and, everybody started writing, and then reading, reciting or singing what they had written (poems, songs, essays, compositions...). Automatically, as if by magic powers, nature awakened and started flourishing again.
From that day, people in Treetown decided to celebrate St. George’s Day with literature and children reciting to the plants so that every year they can flourish.

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