2012 marked the end of the second period in the Maya Calendar and some thought the end of the world. The Journey Writers Group took up the challenge to write about the day before the end of the world. One group of writers thought about a science fiction or fantasy story. Others considered a more mainstream story. In a handful of stories the world as we know it is clearly ending. In others the end is not so clear; perhaps only an individual’s world is ending. At the core of all of the stories is an exploration of human emotions and the value of each day we are alive.