…well, he inspired me to write Bad Luck, to be correct.
For those poor unfortunate souls who have not read or do not follow Josh Hewitt on Twitter or on his most excellent blog A Beginning, An End and All That Lies Between, you’re missing out, let me tell you!
At the moment, Josh has an amazing project going on at his blog called #WorldsEnd. This is how it came about:
“Tomorrow, we find out that a giant planet (bigger than Jupiter) is headed towards Earth. It will arrive in twenty years. We can’t stop it, we can’t do anything about it. In 20 years, the world will end.
“Your story will take place 18 years after this announcement. What is life like? How do people interact? Do they still have jobs? Do kids still go to school? Has new religions sprouted up? Has contingency plans? Tell me your story–what do you think happens in this world.”
This was the task Josh set for some of his writer friends, the only constraint they had was that they could not save the Earth. You simply must visit his blog and read the stories there. They’re so diverse, and the quality is superb (apart from the odd typo, which i have noticed).
Reading these stories inspired me to write a little something this morning, but as i am not part of the project, i thought i would share my story with you here, and hopefully some of you who have been reading the #WorldsEnd stories will read and appreciate this one too. So, without further ado, i present to you all my homage to the #WorldsEnd project, to the wonderful Josh Hewitt and to all of the writers that have taken the time to create some fantastic stories for us all to read. Enjoy! Bad Luck (A #WorldsEnd story).