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Power Outage

Jack and Barbara stared at each other. Well, they stared at what they could see of each other in the dark. Their Hi-rise condo was experiencing a power outage lasting 25 hours. So, Jack and Barbara had two evenings together with no lights, TV or computer access. The iPods the children had given them remained in their boxes, unopened. They did have candles, hurricane lamps and flashlights. Could it be that after forty-seven years of marriage they had nothing to say? Gradually, Barbara's sinuses started to swell and Jack's lower back fired up. The dialogue began.

Story by:

Marian Brooks

19 September 2012