Any of you having trouble making characters seem real? Here's a website that could help:
If you aren't familiar with this site, you owe it to yourself to get familiar. Follow him on the social media of your choice. Brandon takes pictures of anyone and everyone, talks to them, gets not only a snapshot of an actual human, but a snapshot into their life. Mesmerizing at times, mundane at others. It's all good.
Sometimes the stories, like I said, are mundane. But this one was too much: a fellow told a story about a time he fell off a fishing boat and thought he was going to die at sea.
The story was harrowing enough but his final thoughts were so much more:
"You know how they say that when you're dying, you're supposed to go toward the light? Well, when I thought I was dying, the light was moving further and further away."
Write a story based on the concept of this dude's last two sentences.
Obvious attached difficulty
No actual death should be involved in any way. Push yourself to think harder and for longer than five minutes and really imagine something deeper about this. Start with single words, string them together, find a common theme. If you need help, get in touch.
In honor of FFM, you can keep it around 1000-1500 words, vignettes are fine.
Due at the end of July, note it to me here or at my page. Link back to the prompt.