Check out the above video, which was the Google Doodle for 11/9/14 — the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Wall separated Berlin in two from 1961 until 1989. The West was controlled by Germany, England, and the United States, while the East was controlled by the USSR. The Wall existed as a physical symbol of the “Iron Curtain” between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc of Communist USSR. The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 was the beginning of the collapse of the USSR, and nearly a year later Germany reunified after 28 years as West Germany and East Germany.
Regular Blog Post: Write from the perspective of a person in Berlin (could be a person in West Berlin or East Berlin; a soldier or a civilian; a child or an adult; or a visitor from elsewhere coming to West Berlin) immediately before the fall of the Wall. You can write a description, a scene, a dialogue, or a poem.
Due Friday November 14, 2014
PS: I was 18 when the Wall fell. My entire life up to that point was lived in a world where it was possible to build a wall to divide a city because political forces opposed each other (simplified reason). The fall of the wall signaled an amazing new era. It was a pretty awesome time to be 18!
NaNoWriMo Dare: Include this person in a scene from your novel!