By Catie Baldridge • December 01, 2018
People love stories. Since injuring my hand, I found that people request stories even more when they see someone wearing a cast.
My recent injury was mundane. My thumb caught on a blanket and declined to keep moving with the rest of my body, resulting in a sprain. It hurts, it is annoying, but it is tolerable. After informing a coworker of how it happened, he responded with "what a boring story!"
A bit miffed and a bit amused, I decided then that my story would change with each request. Below are two of my favorite on-the-fly stories I shared.
Ok, so I might have taken some inspiration from HG Wells' War of the Worlds for this particular story!
Next time you need a better story to spice up the mundane, you may also find inspriation from a beloved author's work. Though if you don't have the time to launch into a fully detailed narrative with your curious friend, here's some one-liners: