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After Missing Death by 43 Seconds: A Short Story

Missing death by 43 seconds could have inspired Marcos to live life to the fullest. Instead, he became cautious, and, to everyone’s surprise, he started attending church regularly.

He would never know that he missed death by exactly 43 seconds. He soon forgot that 5 other people had died in the car accident. His only priority was to care for the unconscious woman at the hospital.

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How to Find Inspiration to Write

1. Inspiration From the Book You’re Reading

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What qualities do you admire about the book you’re currently reading? Do you admire the writer’s sense of world building? Their sense of humor or psychological loops and twists?

George Orwell’s 1984 has a great example of world building. From the first page, you get this eerie feeling of what it must be like to be surrounded by posters of Big Brother whose gaze follows you everywhere you go. Telescreens scrutinize your every move. To make matters worse, chocolate is a rarity, coffee is tasteless, and participation in the daily 2-minutes of hate is required.