Ben Raker’s 50 Word Hero’s Journey at A Boy, A Cat, A LifeBoat

Yann Martel + Joseph Campbell = a tower of flames

While at Seattle Book Fest, Ben Raker was in an audience challenged to submit a tiger and life boat story to help with the ongoing effort to make this an open-source narrative form: the “Hansel and Gretel” of our age. That same day, for business school, he received the assignment to write a 50-word (exactly) saga using Joseph Campbell’s famous hero’s journey which features, departure, trials, return.


Read his story at A Boy, a Cat, a Lifeboat. Write your own story and send it along.

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