“Humanity has dealt with many hardships from war to disease to constant strife. Now, long after the fall of mankind, the lone few survivors have gathered. They form small communities and band together to prolong what little humanity they have and cherish. The world is bleak, cold, dark, and grim and death is always a certainty. Yet even in a desolate yet ugly world, there is still some beauty and something precious that humans cling onto…hope. Without the hope and the will to move on, preserve, and reach the guiding light that leads the way, the world might as well die and the surviving bit of humanity ought to be walking corpses, holding onto the fading of hope and dreams. Even in the apocalypse, there is still something to be done. Survive. That is all we can do, that is all we must do. To live and restart humanity is the key and yet to see and pray for a better tomorrow that will ultimately lead to a bright future…that is something that make humans interesting. So, bring on the apocalypse or any sort of enemy because mankind will be ready. The simple fact is humanity’s stubbornness is probably the only blessing…or curse. Either way, human won’t yield for anything.”
Moving on, I wouldn’t mean reading OR writing a little story about humanity’s joys, laughter, and sorrows while living and surviving in post-apocalyptic world. Just a fun little something where a group of people, no matter how big or small, faces countless obstacles and tries to move on and forward even in a bleak world. It doesn’t have to be a novel or a novella, but rather something short and fun pertaining to mankind after an apocalypse.
Yes…writing about the good side of being in a post-apocalypse isn’t something most people would do since they feel like a situation like that requires to be painfully serious.
Would you read a short story about a main character(s) in a post-apocalyptic setting fighting to survive but also tries to find the joys in life and a reason to still smile in an already bleak world with little hope?
One of my favorite things is School-Live, which mixes a schoolgirl slice of life with a zombie apocalypse. It’s extremely refreshing, at least in my opinion, and anyone who can make an American counterpart to that is going to strike gold, trust me. But in a post-#Alive world, mindless shamblers just aren’t going to cut it for a lot of people.
Actually, I think real life people in that situation would be so traumatized that they’d be a little crazy, and would only focus on humorous things. They’d be constantly joking in my opinion, the way we do when we say things like, “If I don’t laugh about this I’ll cry, and if I start crying I’ll never stop…” So they’d be constant comedians, if you know what I mean, always joking around. Or maybe that would just be me. (>‿◠)
Why does an “Apocalypse” have to be depressing? IF anything, it could be exciting and enlightening?
“Apocalypse” comes from Greek, the original language of the Book of Revelation. It means “uncover, disclose, reveal.” In late 14th century Church Latin, it became “revelation.” In Middle English, its general sense was “insight” or “vision.” Its usage as “a cataclysmic event” is modern.
Someone should flip this dopey destruction trope on its head and write something about it being a time of revelation, not just buildings exploding.
I wouldn’t read ANOTHER survival story. I find that really boring. I would read one about a bunch of high hippies in a cult who want the world to end so that the truth about mankind is revealed though.