In honor of the various pop culture yearly round-ups that circle around the World Wide Web this time of year, we present to you our favorite stories from 2017. Here's to a fruitful year of stories in 2018. We're back at Shot Tower Coffee on Wednesday, January 17th for a live storytelling event on the theme Renewal

In no particular order (but alphabetical) here are the storytellers and the tales that we'll remember for years to come. 

If you're a binge watcher, you can access the full playlist of stories over on Vimeo. If you prefer to take the stories in one at a time, continue scrolling. 


I came back up, cause I guess that’s what life jackets do.
— Cecily Alexandria

What do I want to be when I grow up? I want to be an artist. Duh. Next question.
— Carolyn Busa

He said I have the mind of a Mercedes and the body of a Ford.
— Hasreet Gill

11 year olds don’t really get flowers for too many reasons… unless you have surgery, or you’re a valentine…
— Anna Goldfarb

And then the men started daring each other to actually jump out of the steaming hot fabulous Onsen into the freezing cold lake…
— Wendy Hammond

We were once bound together on the beach looking at Kevin Bacon, jumping out like a shimmering porpoise.
— Donald Harrison

I was never ever going to tell a story in front of people, like never.
— Carol Moog

I had to Dukes of Hazzard in through the driver’s side window.
— Ted Passon

When I was 11 years old I decided I wanted to be a famous novelist. Those two words: Famous, Novelist. I have mastered one of those two words, you figure out which one it is.
— Dave Terruso

He came to give me a ride to the airport and on the way to the airport he told me he was getting back together with his ex-wife.
— Marjorie Winther

Honorable Mentions

We have two honorable mentions. Both from storytellers who performed re-tellings of stories they had performed in previous years at a TMAS show. We love them both and know you will too!

And I’m running through the restaurant knocking the sugar caddies off the table because she’s the most famous diabetic in the country and you have to use Splenda.
— R. Eric Thomas

This stuff looks like scribbles to me. What’s going on?
— Randie Welles

Happy Holidays!!

Source: https://vimeo.com/album/4894592