I think she's acting like she's the main character of a story.
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is a famous Japanese legend.
I’m writing a story right now. It’s about a sad guy who is obsessed with puppies.
A language about things. This is a confusing one. Just think of it more like someone talking about things, anything, really. Someone who just talks about things is someone who tells stories. So, this word means tale or story or legend (not the Tom Cruise one, though).
The reading for this is messed up. You have 物 as もの, which is fine, but 語 decides to go all crazy on you. Maybe you've heard the word ものがたり before (it's in some film names / book names). If not, think of a story being told about a great gatling (がたり) gun that wandered the land, mowing everything down in its path. It's a terrible legend, but what if it were true???