A story is a relationship between an author and the world. Stories tell us about the world in which we live—even those that take place on other planets. They help us understand “the other,” and engage in healthy dialogue about things that scare us. Stories help us to not be afraid of our world so, one day, when we reach out to another world we will also not be afraid. Prepare yourself for engaging writing exercises and thought-provoking discussions. Terradiddle: pretentious nonsense from earth.