It’s exciting and fun to write stories about the adventures of The Doomsday Kids in their fight for survival. But while working on the stories, I can’t help thinking of all the little things they’d miss at the end of the world as we know it (“TEOTWAWKI”, in doomsday language). Of course they’d miss the BIG things: their families and friends, safety, electricity and heat, a regular delivery system for food and clean water. But with those things are all of those little routines that make us feel “normal”. For example: a hot shower in the morning. Deodorant. Coffee with cream and sugar. Pillows. Clean underwear. Lip balm. Soda. Music. Eyeliner. Instagram.
The Doomsday Kids are grieving not only the big things but the dumb little things that define our existence. So my question to you is… what dumb little thing would you miss if at TEOTWAWKI?