Write a story set in a city where the power suddenly goes out, leaving everyone in darkness.
Posted in Horror on Oct 26, 2022
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“They expected the Blackout ” by Guia B.
They expected the blackout.The weather hadn't been kind in the past few days, rain was on and off, and apparently a storm is coming. Considering everything, a power outage is the least of their worries. The clouds are grey overhead, and with it, everything looks dull and slow, devoid of life, yet the dark cloud stays as some sort of impending doom among the sky. That didn't stop Evan nor the majority of the city from going out for groceries and supplies. The grocery stores and supermaket around the...
“The Festival of Lights” by Kanika G
Six-year-old Hari climbed the stool and peered over the balcony railing of his third-floor apartment. Downstairs, the car parking of blocks B and C had been cleared for tonight to allow the residents space for bursting crackers. Some of the older kids were now arriving with their bags of crackers and sorting them into heaps of phool-jhadis, anaars, chakris, rockets, laddees and the larger bombs that were usually saved for the big bang at the end.“Hari!”From the opposite building, Hari’s friend Ria waved at ...
“The City Gathering” by 𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒 𝕁𝕒𝕕𝕖
Crowds of all types of people were bustling outside the Brown Bear Coffee Shop in New York. People were yelling at people to move, people were silently on their phones. People were running, people were walking like turtles. And some people turned into Brown Bear to get a cup of coffee. “Hello, how can I help you today?” I asked a man who was staring at his phone, obviously working. “I’ll take a caramel ma...
“Flickering Lights” by Amany Sayed
First Name: AngelinaLast Name: MaySpecialty: Electricity Manipulation--Still untrainedAge: 16Power. It courses through my veins, tickles my skin.My knee bounces up and down of its own accord and I let it, licking my lips. The red hands of the old-fashioned clock in the corner seem to move in slow motion, every second taking an eternity to pass. I tap the flesh of my finger against the chair I’m sitting in, gritting my teeth together. An old woman sitting in ...
“Franklin's Key ” by Nainika Gupta
Philadelphia, June 1752 The clouds were the kind of grey that would make any quarry rock proud, as if they were so pleased to echo the earth. All the grey, all that swirling water in the sky, condensation was bound to happen sooner rather than later. I peered out of my window, looking up at the impending storm. The sky darkened and I saw most people hurrying indoors, eager to escape the rain that wo...
“When it's Not Just an Outage” by Stephanie Albright
The Long Walk Home comes out tomorrow. This is an edited version of the first chapter. Enjoy! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0938KHPMV It was Friday morning and I was headed to the break room for my coffee, then back to sitting in my office. I was almost back to my office when the lights flickered, then went out. “Well, shit,” I muttered. I made it to my office with the light coming f...
“A very not powerful day” by Caroline Fonteno
Dear Diary I was in my house watching videos on my ipad with my older sister Jessica. The lights in the living room were on. My sister got up to get water and when she walked back into the room the lights went out. “Jessica,”I said. “Turn back on the lights.” “I didn’t turn them off.”She replied. “Oh please,” I scoffed. “They can't just go off by themselves.” “Look at me.”Jessica s...
“Still in the Dark” by Adam Schwartz
TW: substance abuse August 12, 2021 My Dearest Samantha, As a great American (Mike Tyson) once said, “Everybody’s got a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” As I write this, the sun just sank below the horizon. I’m sitting at the kitchen table of the lakehouse, working by the light of a half dozen assorted scented candles I found in the pantry. I suspect they’ve been there since you were a toddler. ...
“Brothers Until (and Beyond) The End” by Joshua G. J. Insole
The closet door shuddered. Teddy Burton paid it no mind. The chair wedged beneath the handle continued to do its job. Henry wouldn’t be able to get out without an axe. And Teddy didn’t think he could use one of those, even if he possessed one. Either before or after. Teddy had once watched him try — and fail — to use a tin opener on a can with an easy pull tab. Headphones on, computer scre...
“Lights Are On” by Ed .
The lights were on. Alice squinted her eyes, fighted back to ajust. The walls were painted white so it was even harder. Finally the figures shaped into vision as everything came back into place in a blurry form. “Wake up!” Cried Chester, presumaly the one who flicked the switch. Alice rubbed her eyes once more. She was used to his daily routine.1. Wake up my sister, Alice.Chester was already up and getting changed into his clothes. Alice was too tired to even think about anything so she tried to get to sleep. Obviously havin...
“Lurking in the Dark” by Monica June
Darkness alters perception. Everything, after all, is more frightening in the dark. The tree scraping against your window, the same one that you thought was pretty during the day, with its blushing pink blossoms, now looks sinister and sharp. It’s jagged edges knock lightly on your window, asking to come inside. A coat you left hanging on the doorframe, you could swear just moved. Ever...
“power cut” by Wirda Bibi
Adina was sitting in the lounge. All her books and copies were scattered around her. She could listen to her sister calling her but she ignored it. She opened a book and noted something in her register, then she took that book called physics again and start reading it. Someone passed by her, kicking her pouch which stumbled at the corner of the room. She didn’t care. She looked depressed as she opened her notebook, took ...
“The Orphanage is Drowning” by Anna Mosqueda
The power went out at exactly 10:37, leaving us in complete and total darkness. I carried my bulky bed comforter and pillow to my brother’s room, easing between the cool floor and my warm blanket. I shivered in the silence. If only I knew how long the silence would last. *** When I woke up in the morning, the floor wasn’t cold, it was wet. From my surprise, I sat up quickly, sloshing the water tha...
“Sixth Sense” by Mystic Darling
*Disclaimer: No small children were harmed in the making of this story* I have always been afraid of the dark. Which makes the lights going out about 10 times scarier. And in the subway of all places at that. And then there’s my special ability. Yeahhhh, I’m not a normal 15 year old, I can sense a person’s deepest darkest secrets. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? WRONG! Oh, you should hear about half of the s...
“Enemies Turned Friends” by Ash S
The Entertainment Capital of the World, Sin City, City of Lights.Yes, I’m talking about the one and only Las Vegas.Every year, millions of tourists from all over the world visit this place. The weather here is phenomenal and there are endless options for entertainment, shopping, and dining. In a nutshell, this city ...
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