Posted by kirstyes
Z is for…
If you have arrived here at my request for lots of commenters on today’s post then thank you and welcome. Today is the final day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2011, which has been both fun and a lot of hard work. I’ve decided today to go short and pass the hard work to you all.
Now I mentioned this Z word back in one of my posts on the Southern Screen Writing Festival as Lucy V Hay had suggested that there are things she calls Zeitgeist scripts where there appears to be an influx of scripts on a particular topic with no particular reason for it. It was also likened to the hive mind.
Now according to Wikipedia (you can follow the link to this page by clicking on the red zeitgeist and this is not an academic essay so I’m referencing Wikipedia with impunity):
Zeitgesit is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age.” Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals, sociocultural direction, and mood associated with an era.
So friends, readers, collective conscious or hive mind (apply your preferred term) what I would like you to do is to comment responding to the following (even though this is writing related you don’t have to be a writer to take part and I’d love everyone who stops by to do this):
If you were to write a short story today what would it be about? Give it a title and briefly describe the plot, the theme, the main characters and anything else you feel is important.
That’s it – that’s all I want you to do but what I’m not going to do is release the comments (at least not straight away). I’m going to keep plugging this post until next Saturday and would love all of you to share this with your friends (feel free to use the share button below). Then next Saturday please come back for the big reveal when all of your lovely comments will go live and we can check what the spirit of these times is.
Thanks for reading – A-Z challenge over and out!