When it comes to post-apocalyptic stores, I have a theory about why they are so popular. Deep down, people fear it could really happen, and they want to know what it would be like to live through a catastrophic disaster. They want to know if they could survive or how people would survive if at all. Someone or some civilization is always predicting the end of the world. Then we wait and thankfully nothing happens. I have more books I want to write and that might be difficult without my laptop and electricity.
However, as humans we wonder how long before a pandemic breaks out or an asteroid manages to strike the Earth. Then of course, there are the more bizarre reasons such as a zombie virus.
But for me, the most scary and realistic reason for an apocalypse would be caused by mankind. We have the capability to destroy all life on Earth. When I was growing up, I used to have nightmares after seeing movies like The Day After, which is a bleak horrific tragedy with one person dying after another. While this movie was realistic of what would happen in a nuclear war, I tend to prefer my post-apocalyptic fiction to have some redeeming kind of ending.
We can’t last forever, but there is some comfort in knowing that the sun will still be burning long before we’re gone. Do you like post-apocalyptic fiction? We all know of the usual ways in fiction that have been used to wipe out civilization as we know it. However, I have been trying to come up with some new ideas. So far everything I can think of has been done before. Feel free to comment with any unique ideas you might have.