Just for fun, write a scene in which all technology suddenly fails to work (perhaps for an extended period of time). How do your characters react to the sudden lack of technology? How does the world in your story change without modern technology?
If you are comfortable doing so, share your work in the comments, on the forums or via a link to it on your blog.
I just finished Elly Griffiths new novel, The Zig Zag Girl, a murder mystery set in the 1950’s. Pretty tech-free. It wasn’t as awkward as I had imagined it would be, but I missed the tech.
I don’t know about this prompt, sounds like my day at the office yesterday, servers dying everywhere, Starbucks next door lost power… 😉
No power at Starbucks!!?? That has to be a catastrophe of the highest order…you’re a writer, Andrew. You need your coffee!
Luckily for me the power was restored before my caffeine level hit critical…
That is a relief 🙂
I agree with Lyn — that’s a relief that the blood-to-caffeine ratio stayed in non-critcal territory.
For you youngsters, Whitley Streiber wrote a novel back in 1984 called Warday, which was an account of the impact a lot yield nuclear explosion caused when it knocked out all of the banking and most of the infrastructure of the United States. It is an interesting read about the topic of today’s just for fun. Daniel Martin
Well, I’m not a youngster but I never came across this book. I’ll have to look for it and check it out!