Historically, stories are a part of human nature. People have been telling narratives for centuries, orally and written, as a way of making sense of the world and relating to each other.
One of the more famous authors of fables is Aesop, who’s earliest record of writing is in the 4th Century BCE. Although, there is some speculation that he retold stories already created and he simply became the famous one.
There’s a great debate among literary scholars, authors, readers and the like about the limitations of storytelling. Of course, each story is unique to the author as they reveal tiny pieces of themselves in their work (but that’s another article altogether). The debate, however, is how many types of stories exist.
The wind whistled between the trees, echoing nature’s voice as Abigayle made her way over the rugged surface of the earth and out of the thick forest. She shuddered as sharp winter air swept across the field and through her thin jacket