Here’s what I wrote for the latest One-Minute Writing prompt – Awareness
The Prompt: You’re given the opportunity to write a long-form magazine article that will get wide public exposure on any topic that you like. What would you write about? What do you wish more people knew about and were aware of?
I wish more people were aware of common urban legends. I flinch whenever somebody repeats information that has been widely disproven. My article would take ten commonly repeated urban legends of the time of publishing and compare them to the true stories. I would dispel the prevalent myths surrounding them, and try to show people how a little skepticism goes a long way.
I should note, however, that I’m far from adverse from using urban legends in fiction – after all, people believe them because they are intriguing stories!