Josh Hewitt Made Me Do It!…


…well, he inspired me to write Bad Luck, to be correct.

For those poor unfortunate souls who have not read or do not follow Josh Hewitt on Twitter or on his most excellent blog A Beginning, An End and All That Lies Between, you’re missing out, let me tell you!

At the moment, Josh has an amazing project going on at his blog called #WorldsEnd. This is how it came about:

“Tomorrow, we find out that a giant planet (bigger than Jupiter) is headed towards Earth.  It will arrive in twenty years.  We can’t stop it, we can’t do anything about it.  In 20 years, the world will end.

“Your story will take place 18 years after this announcement.  What is life like?  How do people interact?  Do they still have jobs?  Do kids still go to school?  Has new religions sprouted up?  Has contingency plans?  Tell me your story–what do you think happens in this world.”

This was the task Josh set for some of his writer friends, the only constraint they had was that they could not save the Earth. You simply must visit his blog and read the stories there. They’re so diverse, and the quality is superb (apart from the odd typo, which i have noticed).

Reading these stories inspired me to write a little something this morning, but as i am not part of the project, i thought i would share my story with you here, and hopefully some of you who have been reading the #WorldsEnd stories will read and appreciate this one too. So, without further ado, i present to you all my homage to the #WorldsEnd project, to the wonderful Josh Hewitt and to all of the writers that have taken the time to create some fantastic stories for us all to read. Enjoy! Bad Luck (A #WorldsEnd story).

2 thoughts on “Josh Hewitt Made Me Do It!…

  1. Jodi (@perkjo)

    What a great description of the #WorldsEnd project David–thank you for writing this! I’m going to link up to this post from my own blog in the next day or two, if you don’t mind. Also LOVE that meteor graphic–mind if I steal that too?

    I’m one of the #WorldsEnd writers, so you’ll have to look for my story (tentatively titled “The Gumball”) during Part 3.

    On that note, you have no idea how many of us on twitter have started a sentence with “Josh Hewitt made me do it!”

    1. David EcclesDavid Eccles Post author

      Again, thank you, Jodi! I’m honoured that my story is worth a mention elsewhere, and i’m only too happy for you to link back to the story.
      Help yourself to the graphic – i did! Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone though! I think it was from a newspaper over here in the Uk. The Daily Mail, i think.
      It’s great that i’m not alone in “blaming” Josh for the story, lol. Blaming is the wrong word though. It should be crediting, not blaming.
      #WorldsEnd is a fantastic project, and i read every single story, so there’s no chance of me missing your story, Jodi. I’m really looking forward to reading it. 🙂


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