This is something new I want to try...
The way we do this is by writing a story in diary form. This is different, because although it is like the Round Robins, the diary entries will be a format different to the regular story format. Please feel free to contribute and/or comment.
I will start.....
January 1st, 2002
Although today is New Year's Day, it doesn't feel like it. The world seems to have ended. Sure, the fireworks still exploded in the sky of New York, Sydney, Paris and London. The people still went on celebrating the new year. But what happened at September 11th last year still remain within our minds, even if at the back of our heads. I think it changed everyone, our lives, our thoughts, our feelings, our believes. But most tried to surpress that feeling.
I turned on the TV today. They are still fighting in Afghanistan. When the people are celebrating, did they ever think of the suffering people of Afghanistan? Those people who are suffering not only because of war but also from poverty? From violence? From prejudice? Is anyone out there who is watching the news? Or are they too busy celebrating to care for the less fortunate else where in the world?
I saw a shooting star as I looked out the window. I made a wish. A wish that was hard to accomplish, but a wish for all of humankind. It was a wish for peace. A peace in the world.