I hope that you are enjoying my posts from Linda’s Just Jot it January as much as I am enjoying writing them.

Here is today’s prompt word.

Your prompt for January 25th, 2018, brought to you by my dear friend Dar, is “Prediction.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Dar at her blog, “Darswords” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link: https://darsword.wordpress.com/

Throughout history, there have been several people who have made predictions as to what may happen in the future. I have heard of several of these and, for some reason (maybe my glass half empty kind of approach), I always seem to remember the disasters and general doom and gloom that the predictions foretold.

Nostradamus was particularly prolific in his prophecy telling. Despite writing them in such a way that they were difficult to interpret, he is believed to have predicted the Great Fire of London as well as the attack on the World Trade Centre. Given that Nostradamus died in 1566, it is astounding to think that he was ‘seeing visions’ of aeroplanes that would not be invented for centuries!

Similarly, a fictional story called’ ‘Futility, Or The Wreck of the Titan’ was almost a carbon copy of what actually happened to the ‘Titanic,’ fourteen years later. I do find that pretty creepy!

The year 1999 was a popular one, mainly because there were many predictions that this was the year the world was going to end. It didn’t of course!  Luckily, not even the Y2K virus that was terrifying everyone, promising total global chaos to everything computerised, managed to cause a commotion at the end of the year. In fact, it turned out to be a bit of a damp squib which did not extinguish the fabulous fireworks that rang in the new millennium!

Two very different outcomes of predictions that have been made. Do you take notice of predictions, or do you think they are they a load of nonsense, or handy coincidences?

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