Happy Thursday. Ready to write? After this round we’ll be voting for our favourite stories from MB1.01 to MB1.13. If you haven’t been a winner yet, this is your last roll of the dice for this quarter. Good luck!
In 1916, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity. In a nutshell, it explains gravity as a geometric property of curved space and time, or spacetime. Stephen Hawking showed that Einstein’s theory implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes.
At the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and was given a life expectancy of two years. Thankfully, Hawking defied this prediction and celebrates his 73rd birthday today. He is one of the most celebrated and recognisable scientists on the planet, and has made significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics despite being paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak. As if solving some of the biggest problems in physics was not enough, Hawking has also made cameo appearances in The Simpsons and Big Bang Theory.
Join me in a rendition of Happy Birthday for Professor Hawking with this week’s photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with GENERAL and ending with THEORY and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.