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Storytellers Vol. 17 for January 2018

Based on the idea that “every picture tells a story,” we here at Grryo feature a photo of particular interest each week on our Instagram account. Chosen from thousands of submissions tagged to our page each month, the four most interesting are chosen for the unspoken...

Concerning life and light, death and miracles

I woke up in a dimly lit room. I was amazed to be alive! M was there. He touched my face and kissed me. “She’s awake,” a nurse said, and added, “she’s too cold.” Another nurse placed a pre-heated blanket on my stomach under the quilt. A little later the first nurse...

‘In my next life, I want to be a cat’

‘In my next life, I want to be a cat.’ Charles Bukowski, On cats I knew I had more lives left. So when the moment came, I knew what my choice would be. ‘In my next life, I want to be a cat’ were my last words on Earth as a human. If you say it at the right time the...

The Instagram #StorytellerCircle

Each week, on Mondays, we challenge our Instagram community with a story prompt. Here is how it works:

We select a photo from our #wearegrryo hashtag and post it to the @wearegrryo account.
You can add a story in 1-2 sentences in the comments. The best gets a feature here on our website.

Good Luck!

The Storytellers Vol. 15

We feature a photo prompt each Monday and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image. We would love for you to join us and share what each photo says to you. In September we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists with stories that our...

The Storytellers Vol. 14

After a lengthy vacation, our popular, Storytellers Circle has been revived in GRRYO’s Instagram account. We feature a photo prompt each Monday and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image. In September we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists with stories that our followers contributed. So come and browse through this digest and let the stories move you to join us each Monday in October!

The Storytellers: Special Edition

The witches had been coming to his café, his very table, for two weeks. At first they seemed like normal women but a good server notices things . . .

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Love Turns to Rust

My love for photography turned to rust, quite literally, on April 6, 2014. I remember the moment well. It was mid-morning on a frosty Sunday and I was standing on a muddy driveway that led toward McLean’s Auto Wreckers in Rockwood, Ontario, about an hour northwest of...

The Storytellers Vol. 14

After a lengthy vacation, our popular, Storytellers Circle has been revived in GRRYO’s Instagram account. We feature a photo prompt each Monday and ask our audience to share their stories to accompany the image. In September we focused on wonderful photos by talented artists with stories that our followers contributed. So come and browse through this digest and let the stories move you to join us each Monday in October!

Forest for the Trees

worship adoring reverence or regard Deference. If asked, "What is your house of worship? Where do you find comfort and solace?", my answer would be, “The forest." I have always felt sheltered and present in the woods. Dysphoria melts into mindfulness. I am happily...

Tango

One two three four Cross Six seven eight. Balance, lean, follow, Be aware, Corazón y alma, Relax, and keep the tension. Open the door, Walk, walk, walk, It's all coming back; Two three four; In a new way; A new way; Listen to the rhythm, Sense the beauty, Feel the...

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