“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — J.K. Rowling

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There has been a lot to process over the last few week.

Here at (H)our Stories, we’d been submerged to our necks in the American political climate. On the eve of the election, we took a break from the 24-hour news cycle & sat down to write. We were hopeful, ready to continue the work of the past eight years, building towards a nation of multiculturalism; an America, truly, for all of us. With the naiveté of those in the middle of a political campaign, the stories we wrote are filled with an assurance of victory and with false hope for the days to come.

ZB’s The Last Day grasps at political satire only to be undermined by the consequence of reality. Originally meant to be comic, in light of the outcome it reads more like a tragedy. The prompts used were:

  1. Political Satire (either as a genre, or utilizing it in some degree).
  2. Book Store
  3. Pumpkin

In Jacob’s The New Suffragette, a passive woman begins to take control, through activism, of her own life. It is a story that gives hope for the future: That no matter how life (or country) turns out, there is always opportunity to take action and work towards a future to believe in. Tomorrow is malleable, nothing is set in stone.

Always remember: we are stronger together.

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