Big Little Lies

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It’s no secret that I love Big Little Lies, but I was recently thrown in to unknown territory while running one of my Storytelling workshops with a new client which made me ask myself was I prepared to well tell some porkies…

I started down my arbitrary but necessary route… “How did this all come about?” I was met with a muddled expression. Ok, let’s try something different “What was your childhood like?” Still nothing… Digging deeper I asked why this person was doing what they were doing… Finally a truthful answer. “Olivia, I’m a business woman.” Ah, OK! I pushed “So why this then?” The client responded “No reason.”

In three and a half years I have never come across such a stumbling block. Shock, horror! There was no story…

My client went on to request that we use a little poetic license and fabricate a story. Smoke and mirrors and all of that!

What a challenge for a Tuesday afternoon… I was left bewildered, but, what about authenticity, provenance, being real and telling your honest story…

I’ll tell you what we did when I know myself!

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