Anne of Green Gables said it best, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

We are rounding third and heading for home, Universal Stories Friends!

And, dare I say, there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel?  Might it be that we are beginning to find our footing in this new world?  I hope so.

We, at Universal Stories, celebrate our third official month of highlighting and sharing your stories.

The thing about stories is that they connect us, make us smile and remind us that we are all in this together.

Our stories are the universal threads that weave us together…so, please keep sharing.  We are simultaneously humbled and over the moon to read your tales.

This month, to honor all that October signifies – color, beauty, death, ghosts – we are going to highlight stories about that which scares us.  We all – regardless of our differences – have things that scare us.  Spiders.  Heights.  Cancer.  Driving in the snow.  Public Bathrooms.

I was looking up fear as a concept on the internet and stumbled upon this…

Fear has the power to sway, distort and rupture the conventions of the human psyche. The mind, body and spirit succumb to its ghoulish atrocities as we find ourselves piecing together a distressing puzzle of digressing emotion. Yet this very same fear can unite the scattered to become an entity of impenetrable fortitude while enabling us to understanding our own personalities. (


That says it better than I could…

Our fears are ours alone, and yet, we all feel fear, we all know what this sensation called fear feels like, we get it.  That’s it, friends…it’s all about getting it, and getting one another.

We can’t wait to read your stories, share you with the world, and make new friends.

“He loved October. Had always loved it. There was something sad and beautiful about it—the ending and beginning of things.”  

Not sure who “he” is, but I agree with him.

I love October.