Power (a short story)

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer.

October 30, 2020

The official word was that the US government was putting in measures to ensure that citizens received protection from energy supply interruptions. However, according to Eddie Rainden, who is the VP of grid integration at NESS (National Energy Supply & Solutions), the government has some power plants that are purposefully generating the power outages.  Rainden theorizes that this is another power move, an attempt to “control the masses” and reduce “voter turnout.”  What says you, dear reader?  Is our government literally trying to keep us in the dark? Let us know in the comments below!

Does the fact that the nationwide power outages, which are ongoing, started merely days from the Presidential election seem coincidental to you or do you think this was a strategic move?

~Melanie Thomason



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7 responses to “Power (a short story)

  1. Almost anything is a possibility these days.

  2. Nan

    I agree with Becky. I wouldn’t put anything past this idiot and his cronies.

  3. It’s not obvious to me why Trump would think power outages would discourage people from voting — especially power outages seven weeks before the election.

    If anything, it seems more likely that such outages would fuel conspiratorial thinking in people so inclined — making them more determined to vote than ever, so as to defy whatever dark forces they held responsible.

  4. Everything has a deeper motive – control often being the root.

  5. It’s probably no coincidence.
    I do not think that power should be a luxury. Everyone should have access to it. This is the kind of thing that I want my taxes to pay for, along with housing, food, and medical care for all.
    ~Cie from Readers Roost~

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