At StoryLab we’re interested in how stories work, what makes them tick, purr, dissolve, and explode. We’re delving deep into both what stories are and how we interact with them. We’ve tried your typical written storiescoded storiesclickbait storieswebsite based stories, a highly designed magazine and a whole bunch of stuff that hasn’t seen the light of day (yet). We get our hands dirty every Wednesday with a new, original story. If you like what you see, buy an ebook in the store, “like” Story Lab on Facebook, follow us on the twitter, sign up for Experimental Findings (our email updates list), or just tell a friend. You can also support us by funding a Research Grant

Whether you like the stories or not, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

At Your Service,

John C. Rhea
Chief Story Scientist


Licensing The Research

The works (text only) on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. That basically means that you’re free to use the stories on this site as long as you’re not making money off of them or republishing them in bulk.

If you are going to use a story on your own site or elsewhere, please clearly indicate the story’s title, author, and if it has been modified from its original version. Please also include a link back to the original story (preferable) or the Story Lab main page.

If you would like to use a story, but aren’t sure whether the license allows just ask.

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