Imagine a photo of a foil-covered condom.
Time out of mind when I was invited into the storyteller tribe I remember looking for advice and direction.
Folks were fond of repeating these stock lines:
"How do you become a storyteller? Tell stories.
How do you become a better storyteller? Tell more stories."
It's true, in part. Another part is the element of originality and imagination. To this day I recall stories about pizzas falling from the sky, entering the sugary realm the Sunshine Bakery truck, the fate of two socks separated in the dryer, and so on.
Herman Melville said, "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
When I read "Unprotected" by Simon Rich in the July 30, 2012 issue of The New Yorker magazine I knew I was in the company of another clever storyteller.
Click here to read the story of the little rubber that could.