Making Use Of The Miniature In Storytelling

Stories featuring vast size differentials are as old as storytelling itself. These differentials can be created in various different ways, and are much utilised across children’s stories in particular: A normal sized person pitted against a giant or ogre A normal sized person who enters a land in which everyone else is tiny or huge …

Disorientation And Spatial Horror In Fiction

I’ve been thinking about ways in which a storyteller creates a sense of unease for the audience, but spatially. We might call this spatial horror. I’m talking about disorientation, dizziness, light-headedness, fear of falling, and various senses outlined in the graphic below. Below is the BookRiot clip which got me thinking about spatial horror as …

Symbolism of Containers

Vessels or containers are as important for the space they contain as well as for any material they hold. Containers tend to be associated with women. As motifs running throughout a story they can also symbolise physical or emotional containment, either self-driven or imposed upon a character from outside. The Promise and Intrigue of Containers …