As many readers know, we’re part of a reading series each month called The Liquid Burning of Apocalyptic Bard Letters, hosted the second Thursday of each month at Matilda’s Baby Atlas Bar on the northside of Chicago. At our next reading, I will be doing an interactive piece which I hope to get some people to participate in. Here are the details:
This is the “Status of the Apocalypse.” Millions of people across the globe are Facebook users and if I were a betting man, I’d say they’re probably on Twitter, Tumblr and plenty of other places. So what happens when the news starts filtering in that the world is collapsing? What do we tell our friends, our family and most importantly, our “followers?” For that matter, what do Glenn Beck, Barak Obama, Snooki, Nancy Pelosi or the Pope tell the confused and shrieking masses? The comet might be coming down, the planet might be boiling, nuclear bombs may be exploding – but the internet is still working.
Tell me in no more than three sentences or 140 characters what you’re telling your friends or what you think others are telling the internet at the end of the world. The best dozen or so (depending on responses) will be worked into my piece and read at the next Liquid Burning of Apocalyptic Bard Letters reading on September 9th and then reposted right here at www.diatribemedia.com. You can submit as many as you like. Tell your friends too! Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org