A friend of mine introduced me to the Moth Radio hour, a podcast. I was immediately hooked. There was no going back. For a first time podcast listener, these true stories were heart warming and funny and creative and charming. I was opened to a world of humanity in quite a new way. In every Moth podcast they ask, “Do you have a story to tell? Pitch us your story on the moth.org or…” Well, every time I heard that, I would think, I have a story. I can do this.
I decided one night I would check out the website. I had a 15 minute story, but they wanted a pitch in 2 mins. How do I shrink a full story into 2 mins as a pitch? They had rules. Do not leave us in a cliffhanger. It should be the whole story. I realized that pitching a 2 min version of a longer story was not so easy. I shut the computer and moved on.
This past weekend I was in Chicago. On my drive there, I caught up on the Moth podcast and kept hearing their invitation for a pitch. “We listen to all pitches”. Do you? I thought to myself. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this. No. I must do this. When the “can” became a “must” I was filled with a purpose. I must. I decided that I would made a lateral move on this blog and make is a bit of a VLOG! Mostly, I want to do stories or pitches or both. Sure, I may come up with something different, but for now, I’m starting with the first story that I shrunk into a Moth Pitch. In case you are wondering, if I have pitched this story or not. Well, I have. I called it in. Last night, I Facebook messaged The Moth. I asked how one knows if they have received the story or not. Today I got a response. They have received mine. Where will this go? Maybe no where. But for now, here’s my first Moth Pitch. Enjoy.
Best to you all,