Well, I’m a little bit sick as I write this, and I’m going to admit that does have something to do with today’s theme, amazingly enough. I’m going to keep this short though. If you need the rules, here you go: You must write a story of at least a hundred words, and not more than five hundred (if you want to post it as a comment – if it’s just for yourself, then it can be as long as you want).  The story must be about the theme given in this post.  So,  if the theme I give you is Life, don’t write a story about the lord of the underworld.  If the theme is War, don’t write a story about a farmer planting his crops.  Themes are very broad, so it really shouldn’t be hard to stay within a given theme, but I teach, so I know that some people have trouble with this.

Your theme: Plague

4 thoughts on “Story Challenge of the Week

    1. Yes, sorry the theme kind of got lost under the picture didn’t it? The theme is actually plague. Think illness, but on an epidemic scale, so we aren’t talking a cold, but something like the Black Plague, Smallpox, Sars, or Swine Flu would be appropriate.

  1. Hmmm… Pneumonia isn’t particularly contagious (at least to my understanding, if I’m wrong about that then please ignore this completely), and so doesn’t generally lead to epidemic, though it can be quite dangerous to those infected. My understanding is that Pneumonia is a progressive disease usually resulting from a severe cold, flu, or bronchial infection that leads to an excessive build-up of phlegm in the lungs. If you want to do something similar you might research Sars (or Severe Accute Respiratory Syndrome), which has fairly similar symptoms, but a completely different, and much more contagious, cause (again, to my somewhat limited understanding).

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