Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Writing Exercise: Apocalypse Choice

Okay, okay, we've all heard it: The world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, at 11:11 UTC. Never mind the numerous debunkings of this myth, or the prevalent use of the Aztec calendar instead of the Mayan one, or the flashbacks any previous cases of assured world-doom. The world is going to end, darn it, and we're going to throw a party to celebrate!

So here's your writing prompt: The world is ending for your characters.

Metaphorical or literal, doesn't matter: it's your choice of apocalypse. What do they do? How do they feel? To whom do they turn for comfort, or who turns to them for comfort? Do they try to stop it, or just accept it and try to make peace?

We learn the most about ourselves under extreme pressure. Pressure doesn't get more extreme than the end of the world!

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