The World Before the Storm

There are people who look to Doomsday with the anticipation they will outlive the event. It’s the rest of us that should be shaking in our boots.
Most of us choose to forget the threats and concentrate on what we know. After all, how can we cope with what we don’t know? Food supplies, weapons, sandbags, and isolation will not stop a universe that is already shaking and exploding in the skies above us. As it has been since the Big Bang.
The trembling world is a world fraught with anticipation of both great beauty and great pain. We don’t even have to look to the heavens. Right here we wait for the next shock. If it doesn’t come from nature, people will oblige us by their actions. War, famine, death and pestilence come riding every day somewhere. We did not need the Bible to point out these wild cowboys.
I am writing stories where myth shoves a directing finger. And I wonder why people read such scary words when the words in the news are scary enough. Maybe to hope the fiction can comfort the fact of it.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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