Do not bargain with objects or listen to animals, because if they are possessed they cannot be trusted.
The words "Narrative" and "Story" are often used interchangeably, but they are not synonymous.
A Narrative is a set of event-types and ideas, typically related and selected for thematic purposes but not necessarily sequential nor dramatic. It is open-ended. Narratives involve theme, order, word choice and emphasis, but exist without any need for Plot. A Narrative does not need a Structure; it just happens. Entire cultures can (and do) tell themselves Narratives. The Theory of Evolution is a Narrative. "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave" is a Narrative.[continued]