This week was productive! Took several steps forward on long term projects. I started off my week by making a book choice! My book for the next few weeks will be The Stand by Stephen King! I am excited to continue the book from last week. Im sure you will hear more about the storyline soon.
After making my book choice, I posted my book choice and checked in on my mentions and posted onto the #welcome post. I enjoyed seeing the activity of my peers and all of the neat stuff they are doing!
I didn’t participate as much as I wanted to this week! I got behind a little bit with an illness, I have been suffering from bronchitis and a sinus infection recently. However, I will be posting more frequently on both slack and on twitter.
The daily creates were fun this week!
The two short stories that I read from the selection on the link included on the class page were: The Defenders by Philip K. Dick and Finis by Frank L. Pollack. I definitely preferred The Defenders, as the story line is eerily possible, I enjoyed how the writer engaged his audience by making the scenario/apocalypse realistic and appealing to the time period in which it was written. Dick used great imagery and scene-like transitions to make the plot unveil properly. On the other hand, Finis was a very compelling and interest concept as it followed a natural disaster from the third person of a party of people to give the reader different perspectives. I would definitely recommend both stories to anyone interested. Give them ratings: The Defenders-8/10 Finis-7.5/10.
QOTW: In the event of an apocalypse, do you think you’d be the kind of person to hoard your supplies (for yourself and your loved ones) or would you share them with those around you in need? Why or why not?
I would definitely be the kind of person to hoard my supplies for myself and my loved ones for sure! However, if me and my loved ones came upon another group of survivors and we wanted to put our societies together, I would be open to the idea. I am imagining something along the lines of the Walking Dead apocalypse, in that kind of scenario, it is so important to make sure you have enough to support your own!