‘Apokalupto’ is a story loosely based on the events surrounding the first Christmas of Loren Warnemuende’s daughter, who was born in 2002 with the chromosomal disorder Trisomy 18. The one vivid image Loren carries from that crazy Christmas is her daughter’s first smile, bursting out in the sunlight of a winter morning. That smile was a gift from God, a reminder that He is with us, ready to break into our stress when we least expect it.
Loren Warnemuende is a writer, wife, and homeschool mom of three who resides in East Texas, USA. She enjoys writing sporadic blog posts that explore life and faith at lorenwarn.blogspot.com, and she is wrapping up a book series retelling the fairy tale “Maid Maleen.” Her short story, “Apokalupto,” is loosely based on experiences in her own life.