I was at a meeting today with an admissions counselor from one of the Ph.D. programs that I’m applying to. The meeting overall was fairly enjoyable, but one of the things that I learned is that the program, on average, costs around $85,000+ and has virtually nothing in the way of scholarship support or grant-funding. Needless to say, this put a damper on my desire to pursue that particular program. So, while I’m still pursuing the application (just in case God feels like dropping a hundred grand in my lap), I find the program somewhat practically inaccessible. Today, I want you to tap into this same concept. So, this is what I want you to write about today: inaccessibility. You know the rules. Take your subject and run with it. Write me a story of 1000 words or less and stay on topic. As before, if it’s in any way applicable, you should use this to try to develop your world a little more :).
Your Challenge: Write me a story about inaccessibility. This could be a story that seeks to express the frustration that comes with inaccessible goals, or about achieving those things that seem inaccessible. You could focus on describing the emotional impact (such as depression) when important things are inaccessible, or the long-term life-shaping impact. In some way though, your story needs to have a strong focus on the concept of discord.