creation

Creation and Destruction

For the inaugural writing prompt, I am challenging you to discuss the interrelatedness of creation and destruction.

The destruction of this stadium created a lot of dust.  That's not what's meant with this challenge.  (Photo is in public domain.)

The destruction of this stadium created a lot of smoke and dust.  (Photo is in the public domain.)

Start this process by contemplating something you have experienced, witnessed, or performed that involved some aspect of both creation and destruction.  (If nothing comes to mind, imagine a fictional scenario.)  Try not to use the obvious examples.  For instance, we all know that the creation of a new shopping mall often entails the destruction of an existing natural habitat.

Instead, get philosophical.  Offer a story that sheds light on less commonly considered patterns of creation and destruction.  You might state your underlying message explicitly or you could choose to imply the message within the narration.  Either approach is acceptable and you may narrate with prose, poetry, or drama.

The Titanic's destruction created a legend.  Would we have created so many stories if the voyage had succeeded?  (Image is in the public domain.)

The Titanic’s destruction created a legend. Would we have created so many stories if the voyage had succeeded? (Image is in the public domain.)

Compose and publish your response to this prompt on your own blog.  Be sure to include a link to this post so that a pingback will appear here, thereby allowing other participants to discover your work.  Please be patient if your pingback does not appear immediately; I am not at my computer 24/7 and I have to approve all pingbacks.  For this reason, using the bcandelabra tag may be advisable.