Titanic blueprints

If there was any lesson to be learned from the Titanic, it was that attempts failed, rescue arrived too late, messages didn’t get through, and he knew, even as he thought it, that it wasn’t true. The lesson of the Titanic was that people kept on trying even when they knew it was hopeless—tapping out SOSs, cutting the collapsibles free, going belowdecks and bringing the mail up, letting the dogs loose—all of them determined to save something, someone, even though they knew they couldn’t save themselves. You can’t give up, Richard thought. -Connie Willis, Passage

Fiction Writing Prompt: Put a character in a situation where he or she can’t do anything to get to safety. What happens.

Journaling Prompt: How do you act when everything around you is going south?

Art Prompt: Never give up

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the benefits of persistence in the face of certain failure.

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