Fiction and the World’s Judgements
From the paper:
Since the beginning of time we have had storytellers in our midst. Many years ago the storytellers produced the stories by inventing them in their minds and performing them for an audience. The only way a story was passed around is when someone in the audience devoted the time to memorize the story and then perform it in other places. This caused many stories to be changed as each person added or forgot parts, as they believed it to be. Naturally because the stories were being memorized and carried to other locations they were short in length.