Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Last Piece of Paper On Earth

  I don't remember if I've told you about this yet.  I was searching through my blog archives and I couldn't find it so here it is.  This has to do with a religion in one of my stories.  It's a story which revolves around a group of survivors of an outbreak of a zombie-like creature.  Three people had escaped the mainland in a helicopter and flown to a remote island.
  This story takes place years later when they've populated the island with many offspring.  As far as remnants of the old world, they only have what was on the helicopter when they escaped.  There happened to only be one blank sheet of paper.  No one wrote on it because everyone had something they could write and there was only the one sheet.
  The religion started as people meditated on what they would write on the last piece of paper on earth.  The sheet itself now sits on a shrine in a temple.  People go there to gaze upon it and contemplate their deepest thoughts, desires and wisdom.  Some would write about their love for their family and friends.  Some might choose to write poetry of any subject, spiritual or otherwise.  Some people write their questions to God about why the world is the way it is.  Most people find their deepest inner selves while focusing on what are the most important things to them really.  They concentrate on truth, shedding all the nonsense that one might write if there was an infinite supply of paper.  What would you write on the last piece of paper on earth?

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