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Fresh Ground Stories: Hidden Truths-Things Figured Out or Secrets Revealed

Isn’t it exciting when you figure something out for the first time? Just this week I discovered that if you keep a Qwest technician on the phone long enough they’ll finally just give up and send you a free modem. This afternoon I learned from my trainer that instead of starving myself to get a six-pack I should “learn to love my body” whatever that means. My internet connection is still spotty so I haven’t been able to Google that phrase.

Next month’s theme is about things we’ve discovered or maybe uncovered. Did something happen once that brought out courage you didn’t know you had? Did you find out from the neighbors that your house used to be owned by a famous Gazpacho crime boss? Was your mother a spy for the Allies in WWII? Did you come to find out after years of self-loathing that you’re actually a kind and generous person and not the selfish punk your mother said you were?

It’s a big theme. Almost any story could fit. Discovery (self and otherwise) has been a big theme for me the past year or two and it’s time I start asking other people what kind of discoveries they’ve been dealing with.

The rules for stories are below but you know the kind we’re looking for: true stories that happened to you that still mean something to you days, months or years later.

I hope to see you at our next show on Thursday, June 26, 7:00pm at the Roy St Cafe.

Rules & Guidelines:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.



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  • Scot B.

    Yo Fresh Ground fans. Paul made available to me the audio of the story I told last meeting and I decided to make it into a blog posting. Check it out if you want to hear the story again.

    July 2, 2014

  • Michelle B.

    I'm new to the area and very impressed with the openness of the Seattleites and their natural storytelling abilities, particularly some of the first timers who say they are so nervous, but don't show it at all and often end up being the most captivating.

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Isn't that something? I love it when someone is really nervous before the show and then they get onstage and knock it out of the park. The smile they have when they walk back to their seat is beautiful.

      2 · June 28, 2014

  • Danielle L.

    I agree, this is a great theme! I think I have an idea for a story, but I know I need to spend some time working on it. Luckily I have a few weeks to do that :)

    2 · May 31, 2014

    • Arnel

      You totally should do it. Last time was my first time attending and speaking, and what I'd like to see is fewer old guys up there ;)

      2 · June 1, 2014

    • Paul C.

      Ha! Yes. We definitely need all ages up there telling stories.

      June 1, 2014

  • Wolfe

    What a great theme! Ok, gotta come up with something for it. Fun!

    1 · May 31, 2014

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