I'm Not a Good Storyteller

For someone who wants to be a writer, I'm not especially good at telling stories.

I can oftentimes embellish a written story. But telling a story in conversation is hard for me. I don't share enough small but significant details.

I'm like, "I went to the grocery store today and a car exploded in the parking lot. Then I bought some cereal and milk and went home."

And people say, "Wait, what happened?"

"I just told you," I say.

"No, wait, a car exploded. Was it a bomb? Did it explode on its own?"

"I don't know the details. I've given you as much information as I have. Bye."

"Wait, what? Don't leave!"

"Gotta go! Bye!"

I'm definitely going to make it as writer selling stories.