Apokalupto – Loren Warnemuende







‘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.



  • Karen is finishing a PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management, consulting, and pastoral and theatre ministry. She explores theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation (specifically Playback Theatre) and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. Karen was an editor for Transpositions from 2017 to 2022. As Editor-in-Chief, she fostered a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept, hosted the In/break exhibition on the Transpositions site, and introduced regular series into the publishing schedule.