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The Shades of Fact

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The real world sometimes intrudes into the world of storytelling. That's okay, though. Storytellers have got a fix for that. Several fixes, actually. This is usually known as "artistic license".

Listed are some of the methods used to massage factual events into ... something interesting.

See also the Ignored Index, Infauxmation Desk, Information Desk, & Truth and Lies.

Going from most-factual to most-fanciful: