A Telling Story

There are many people who are fond of tall stories, who cannot resist embellishing tales to just beyond credibility. You can usually spot them a mile off – their enthusiasm often gives them away. This is fine when it comes to writing, I guess, but can be a little wearing in real life.

Then there is a very small number of people who are the opposite. They tell tales of exciting exploits in modest tones, underplaying the action in such a way that you know the truth is even more fantastical than the stories being unfolded before you.

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with someone from the latter group last night, and what an interesting night it turned out to be!

About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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