Words of Wisdom for
Leadership, Learning, and Life in
Exactly 99 Words

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99-Word Stories by ,
Creative Learning Director of
The Flirefly Group.
© 2013 Brian Remer
Updated Mar. 2013

What can you do with 99-Word Stories?

Besides reading them for your own enjoyment, 99-Word Stories are amazingly flexible tools for learning. Because one story can have multiple interpretations, each can be used to teach about several subjects.

Think of a topic, choose a few stories, and share them with your colleagues. You'll be surprised at the variety of insights as each person gives their interpretation of the stories. Soon you'll have a more complete understanding of your topic than you thought possible.

Here are a few 99-Word Story activities you can download and try with your group. When you use them, please, and let me know what happened!

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Story Swap

Individuals get different stories and move around the room sharing their story with others one-on-one. Trade stories when you wish, to get a story you really like.

To clarify personal values and refine ideas related to leadership


Group Teach

People work in small groups studying a story. All groups discuss similar questions about their stories. Later, each group has a chance to share insights with the whole group adding to the collective understanding of the topic.


To introduce concepts related to time management in a workshop
To deepen insights about time management toward the end of a workshop


Domino Theory

People work in groups to match the beginning of a story on one card with its ending on another.

To gain new insights about a topic through a chance juxtaposition of stories
To use randomness to stretch the group's thinking about the topic

(c) 2011 The Firefly Group