Reading all the Who Shaped Me Stories so far at ABC Open is an enlightening experience.
Just who do the contributors find shapes them?
Are influences always positive, or do we sometimes form ourselves in antithesis to others?
Reaching the mid point I find there are many tribute pieces for lost relatives, mentors and friends.
Tributes to the rural characters are emerging strongly in this round. One of the most striking being Jo Joyce, an open producers Just Like My Father
Others of interest are Murphy’s My Pop
We Thought it Was Millionaire to Have a Garden Like That
Ben an Inspirational Character
He greatly Influenced Me
There are many more pieces to explore. However, the last piece I’d like to mention today is one I read just this morning that introduced me to a new music and made me want to play my guitar.
Mendez’s El Flaco, as I said “Thankyou for introducing me to El Flaco who I’d never heard of before. Your piece makes me want to know more and just dance, and play my guitar free form.”
The beauty of a cyberwriting sharing story space is the whole world can come to the country and country voices can go out to the world.
So maybe it’s time to be bitten by the storytelling bug, and the reading bug.
Head over to Who Shaped Me Stories, read and if you like contribute your story. Read the guidelines carefully first.