When the Lights Go Out

It’s almost summer (and will be by the time this challenge is over). That means big summer storms around here, which means the power goes out. When I was a kid, this scared the crap out of me. There was always a huge crack of thunder and then complete darkness; then we all made a mad dash for the flashlights and hoped the batteries still worked.

Here’s the challenge: write a story about the lights going out. It could be by “natural” causes, temporary or permanent. But, it has to contain the actual event of the lights being on, and then going off.

Bonus points for lights that come back on…

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