The Premonition

This week's writing prompt will be guided by fate...
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Photo: Jen Theodore on Unsplash

Photo: Jen Theodore on Unsplash

Re-visiting some books that I read as a child, I found that the destiny foretold to Percy Jackson by the Oracle halfway through The Lightning Thief heavily influences the rest of the plot:

"You shall go west, and face the god who has turned. You shall find what was stolen, and see it safely returned. You shall be betrayed by the one who calls you friend. And you shall fail to save what matters most in the end."

Creative writing prompt: Write a scene or story that includes a destiny predicted for the future. Does the fortune turn out to be true? Why or why not? Does a character work to change their fate, or go along with the prophecy? Do they believe in the prediction at first?

Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments below.