Local residents have exhibited their imaginative talents during group story telling meeting at a Port Macquarie Library.
Residents let their imaginations run wild to create stories from photos, during the Creative Storytelling Sessions Engaging people living with Memory Loss session at the Library on March 8.
The meetings are part of a TimeSlips Creative Storytelling program to encourage social engagement and communication for people with memory loss.
Attendees were initially given an image of a black and white dog hugging over a fence by group leader Lisa Hort.
Ms Hort has previously trained in TimeSlips Creative Storytelling in 2013 and completed further training in Milwaukee before running the program in Port Macquarie.
"The story is a creative telling called 'Shall we meet again' from the photo of two dogs meeting together over a fence," she said during the session.
"Described as lovers' lane, on one hand the dogs are happy but there is an air of sadness because the white dog, Honey cannot get out."
Volunteer scribe Glennis Slack-Smith wrote down the group's thoughts to create the engaging story.
The group agreed that the two dogs had seen each other frequently and the black dog, Blacky had escaped its owner's house to meet its love and make plans to be together.
"They've seen each other walking up and down the street, the black dog has managed to get out and is roaming around stopping at a number of power poles to get here," said Ms Hort.
"Meeting for a cuddle over the fence and making plans to meet again because one can't get out and other can't get in."
Residents also discussed the future of the animals and deeper meaning of the photo to create the story.
People with enquiries about future sessions can call 6581 8755 to contact Port Macquarie Library.
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