I thought Charli Mill’s flash fiction challenge this week was a bit tough. It took me a while to think up a 99-word story for Copper Country. Fortunately, the lights tripping last night gave me some inspiration.
“Complete darkness always woke her. With the crime problem escalating in her city, she felt very vulnerable and slept with the bathroom light on. The light had gone off and who knew why. She slipped out of bed and peeped out of the window at the neighboring house. That house was also in darkness. Somewhat mollified, she went back to bed and eventually fell asleep. The following morning, she discovered that the copper power cables had been stolen during the night causing the power outage. It seemed that her suburb was the new copper country.”
Thank you Charli for making me work. You can join in the challenge here: https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/05/january-4-flash-fiction-challenge/?c=35391#comment-35391
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town