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During the night of May 18/19 of 1910, when the Earth passed through the tail of comet Halley, some people took precautions by sealing the chimneys, windows, and doors of their houses. Others confessed to crimes they had committed because they did not expect to survive the night, and a few panic-stricken people actually committed suicide. Enterprising merchants sold comet pills and oxygen bottles, church services were held for overflow crowds, and people in the countryside took to their storm shelters. A strangely frivolous mood caused thousands of people to gather in restaurants, coffee houses, parks, and on the rooftops of apartment buildings to await their doom in the company of fellow humans. -Gunter Faure and Teresa Mensing, Introduction to Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective
Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story set during a time when people believe that they are doomed.
Journaling Prompt: How would you spend tonight if you knew it was the last night of your life?
Art Prompt: Awaiting Doom
Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: How do you see the tendency toward doom and despair playing out in today’s world?
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