Labeled as: “Five Years (2).doc” -5/13/2009
Year one: the notice
Year two: the acceptance
Year three: the coping
Year four: the reasoning
Year five: the death
Year Zero: the restructure
In a nutshell: everyone on earth is told they only have five years until they die. At the moment they are supposed to die, they don’t.
Hence book six.
Have different people share their experiences.
Have some of them meet up.
Not like “The Stand” though.
Mass suicides occur.
Some are religion based.
Some are done out of fear.
Some people kill themselves soon after first hearing the news.
Use the whole 2012 thing?
If so, story has to start in 2007?
Is it plausible that a super giant meteor could endanger all life on earth?
Knocking something out of the way maybe?
Something that couldn’t be stopped.
Governments try and stop it though..
World leaders attempt to be shot into space.
Paying alms becomes demanded.
Armageddon is near.
Alms used to send Pope into space. (that sounds ridiculous)
In addition to stories about people, also use transcripts from press conferences, and televised news, and newspaper articles.
The end becomes known after a man who worked with the government calls a press conference.
Knew about it for a few years before coming out.
Remember when you wrote this? :
so i really shouldn’t be writing this.
but i’ve been drinking, and this issue has been in causing turmoil in my mind since i found out about it some 15 years ago.
let me explain who i am first, and why i can’t give an actual name in this circumstance.
I am a senior scientist with NASA, and for as long as i’ve had this job, it has been my duty to keep my eyes glued to the universe outside of our own planet, and for so long, i had never thought the two would ever truly interact.
that was all before i learned the deepest, darkest secret in the world. it all happened upon accident, truly. i don’t even remember what we were montioring when we discovered it, and to this day, no one will talk about it out loud. i’ve asked so many questions, so many useless statements to people who would pay no heed. i even tried getting media attention, but somehow, they always seem to be stopped before the news actually reaches the public.
what i’m talking about is the destruction of the world. the end of our earth. the end of any and all civilization found in the universe as far as we have grasped.
the big one is coming, and it’s not that far away.
we figure that it happened decades ago. a moon from a planet at the furthest end of our universe some how came dislodged from it’s orbit, either by a freak occurence in nature, or by something striking it hard enough to knock it off the gravitational pull of this planet.
this moon has been heading towards us for years.
somehow it’s mass so great, that it’s picking up things as it nears towards us. moons from other planets, remnants of space junk, meteors, comets, all of the space debris it passed on it’s path to us, it has managed to pick up and make part of itself.
when we and other country send shuttle and rockets into space, we leave fuel tanks and other debris in an orbit. pieces that we need to break away from our own gravitational pull and reach the heavens.
well all of these pieces are still there. pieces from ever single mission sent into space.
some of these are not empty. no, some are almost half full of liquid nitrogen, and other experimental fuels we’ve used. fuels with such an amazing combustion rate that we’ve had to keep them secret.
the path of this moon, it will absorb a great deal of this space liter, eventually turning this moon into a warhead like we’ve never seen. something a third of the mass of earth, moving at speeds unrecognizable by most scientific communities, heading right towards to earth.
right at impact, 45% of the worlds living creatures will be destroyed. the rest will not be far behind. this impact will push us out of our orbit with the sun, and one of two things will happen; 1.) we will be pushed upon a hurtling collision with the sun, in which case most of everything on the planet will turn into vapors long before we reach a fiery explosion with the sun; or 2.) we will pushed out passed the sun, in which case we will become a ball of lifeless ice, floating around the cosmos until another orbit catches us, but trust me, by then it will be eons too late to save any living beings.
this is all super classified information. if i attached my name to this, i would probably be found dead very soon.
that is how they deal with things; although i probably wouldn’t even be found. i would just end up missing.
Albeit that kinda sucked, but it’s a pretty good rough draft to go on for the press conference at the beginning.
I don’t think you should use dates, just time related to the moment of impact.
Counting down from 5 years.
Do I start with the press conference?
Need to re-read the book of revelation, for the religious leaders.
Don’t use the real names of any one that could be linked to public figures of today.
Use plaques as a sign for the religious leaders to quote as far as the apocalypse?
H1N1 = Swine Flu
H5N1 = Avian Bird Flu
Using too much religion would make it to much like “The Stand” or some of those religious-based-end-of-world novels.