Last-chance Writing Prompt #5

In June 1178 AD, five Canterbury monks famously observed what they referred to as an explosion on the moon.


From Egyptian star maps to the recent box office success of films such as Interstellar and The Martian, space–and the mystery surrounding it–has held human imagination captive for millennia. More often than not, any new discovery in the cosmos is met with equal measures wonder and need for explanation. For this prompt, create a world with beings that know everything about their the surrounding universe. How does this impact cultural notions, such as those of race and gender? Does the boundless fascination with outer space in this world manifest elsewhere, or are your characters naturally less curious? Do horoscopes still exist? Remember to keep your story under 300 words, and focus on the intimate details.

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