Horror stories (Frozen in time)

Scholars writing in Europe and Asia at the time reported that the year 536 and the years following were bitterly cold. They described conditions that reminded them of an eclipse, and claim that the sun remained “small,” with ice frosting up crops even in summer. That year and the decade following were also times of great famine, plague and war — possibly connected to the devastating harvests that left many people hungry, angry, and wandering in search of more fertile lands. –Annalee Newitz

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story set in a time of famine.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a “famine” in your life, metaphorical or real.

Art Prompt: Famine

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell the story of an historical famine.

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