ChatGPT Experiment 1: “Escape from the Island”

Travis Hunter
2 min readJan 17, 2023

Travis:

Could you write a script or a short story set in a post-apocalyptic world where the only survivors are a small group of female prison inmates who have managed to escape from a prison island.

Chat GPT:

Sure, here is a short script for a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where the only survivors are a small group of female prison inmates who have managed to escape from a prison island:

Title: “Escape from the Island”

Act 1:

Scene 1: The story opens on a desolate, post-apocalyptic world. The camera pans over a barren wasteland, as the voiceover of the main character, a woman named JENNA, explains how a catastrophic event wiped out most of humanity. We see flashbacks of Jenna and the other inmates living in a prison island, their daily routine and the harsh conditions they are subjected to.

Scene 2: Jenna and the other inmates, LUCY, KAREN, and TIFFANY, are sitting in their cell discussing how they can escape the island. They come up with a plan to take advantage of a guard’s mistake and steal a boat. They prepare themselves by stealing knives and other tools they can use as weapons.

Scene 3: The inmates put their plan into action, they manage to overpower the guard and steal the boat. They set sail into the open sea, not knowing what dangers await them in the outside world.

Act 2:

Scene 1: The inmates arrive on the mainland, they find a desolate and dangerous world. They have to face harsh weather conditions, hunger, and thirst. They must also contend with mutants, bandits, and other survivors who are willing to do whatever it takes to survive.

Scene 2: Jenna and the other inmates come across a small, fortified community. They are initially welcomed, but soon discover that the community is run by a tyrannical leader who is using the women as breeding stock to repopulate the world. The inmates are faced with a difficult decision: stay and potentially survive, or leave and risk certain death.

Scene 3: Jenna and the other inmates decide to leave the community, they are determined to find a better life, and they can’t stand the idea of being treated as mere breeding stock. They set off into the unknown, determined to survive and find a better place to live.

Ending: The final scene shows Jenna and the other inmates sitting around a campfire, looking up at the stars. Jenna reflects on the journey they’ve been on and how far they’ve come. She speaks about the hope for a better future and the determination to keep going. The camera pulls back to reveal a beautiful landscape, and the sound of a baby crying, indicating that they have found a place to start a new life and have the possibility of repopulating the earth.

As a script, it may require some modifications and adjustments to fit the specific format and medium of the project, but it gives you a general idea of the story and how it could develop.

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Travis Hunter

Personal essays and writing by a transgender, neuro-diverse author on Wurundjeri land.