Here we are for another week, gathered today in an electric company, in front of an outlet, to discuss power and our original stories for the Friday Fictioneer’s group. It’s surprising how many stories can be written using the weekly prompt of an electric plug. The prompt this week was supplied by group member, Ted Strutz. Thanks again, Ted. The challenge for this group is for each of us to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the weekly picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box to read the other stories.
The link for all other stories is as follows:
Word Count: 100 Words
MAGIC OF ELECTRICITY By P.S. Joshi
In India, where we live, electricity is almost like magic. We’re among the fortunate ones who live in a city where we get electric power most of the time.
Of course, it’s not like in the West where we took it for granted. Outages are sometimes unexpected. On Thursdays, we often have what is termed “load-shedding”. The power is turned off most of the daytime to save on it. We have a battery lantern.
In rural areas, they can have eight hours or more without power during the day. Some remote places have never had it. It’s difficult for students.