I used to love disaster movies when I was a kid. To be honest, I still do. Some of them were a bit cheesy, but I still enjoyed watching the heroes and heroines trying to work out who is going to make it to the end. To give you a few examples, I watch the “Poseidon Adventure” every Christmas. Other favourites include “The Towering Inferno”. “Earthquake” and “The Day After Tomorrow” (don’t judge me).
For this writing exercise, try writing an outline for a disaster movie. It can be anything, flood, war, fire, earthquake, etc. For added complexity, try throwing another genre. What happens as a result of the disaster? Do we have a plague or is a civilisation nearly wiped out as a result?