I talk a lot about changing our language. Get more flexible. Expansive.
I'm here to tell you we all already do it. Creatively.
There's a fender bender. No one hurt. But the police are called.
You tell a story to yourself immediately. You tell a similar but different story to the other driver. If there are witnesses you might practice the story a bit. You then tell a story to the officer. Later you tell a story to your insurance agent, spouse, peers, co-workers, on and on.
The story gets refined according to your needs.
Creative. You already know how. Apply the skill.