Novella’s are longish short stories*. We have hijacked the term to describe Explain Pain stories that are more complex than nuggets, and take perhaps five to ten minutes or even more to tell. Sometimes target concepts are clear, other times they may be hidden or implicit. We envisage novellas being used with groups or for individual education sessions, embedded with multimedia support.
There are fifteen new novellas in Explain Pain Supercharged to expand your growing pain library. They cover the brain – its majesty, and the Drug cabinet therein, the Kisses of time, how to explain where massage and manipulation may or may not fit in, the Slidey glidey nervous system, and even Traffic jams, cakes, snowflakes and pain…
Here is one of our favourites.
*We are very bold here with our use of the term ‘novella’. Classics such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945), John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (1937) and Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952) are all under 30,000 words and regarded as novellas. Perhaps our stories are novelettes?