Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.What weapons are in your world? Photon torpedoes? Swords of steel? Guns? Spears? Magical weapons? Biological and chemical weapons? Is everyone permitted to have a weapon? Are some weapons only for chosen people? What are the defenses against weapons? Are there weapons for warfare like trebuchets? Is one of your characters a living weapon? So many possibilities.
Few books ever mention it, but how does your society handle waste disposal? Are there sewers beneath the city where people can hide or get up to mischief? Is there a stinky moat surrounding the city? Is there a city dump where orphans and the other destitute grub for survival? Do space travelers dispose of their garbage in the black nothingness?
Do you have a favorite weapon to write about? Do you include waste disposal in your story?