How The World Ended – Creative Writing Essay
An earthquake of the magnitude of 10.5 has hit the earth as a result of a galactic disaster. Buildings are crashing on top of people. Streets are caving in. Water mains are bursting. All of a sudden I see an old friend sitting on
the sidewalk. In the middle of this chaos I spot my friend. He tells me he is trying to get to his wife. They were each at work when the earthquake hit. He wants to find her and to make sure that she is ok. As we talk we see a women who is hit by a truck flying through the air. She and others need our help. He says, “How can I help when I must find my wife”.
I tell him that there are others who need his help right now. He must not let his passion for his wife stop him from doing what he should be doing now which is helping those who need his help right here. I tell him to use his reason to think that his wife is ok and to use his passion to help the people around him. “I would have you consider your judgment and your appetite even as you would two loved guest in your house.” 1
Right now you have a job to do and your wife also has a job to do. You must help those around here who need help and she must do the same. “And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” 2
In the past you might have given money to charities but now that will not help. Now you need to give yourself. You must help people by pulling them out from under rubble and administer first aid. “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” 3
My friend pulls himself together. Together we run to help a woman who was hit by a falling brick. My friend has put his passion to work with his reason. He will look for his wife later when he has done all he can here. He sees that he is separate from his wife and he must give of himself. All of sudden a building behind me crashes down on me. Everything goes black.