MORE POWER TO THE POTATO: GENRE SHORTIE PROMPT 104. VEGETABLE AND EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

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MORE POWER TO THE POTATO


© 2012 by David Wainland


100 words

1,800 steps are a long climb. Add a 50lb box and it’s no small feat.

“Why?” you ask.

“Because, my parents married in 1937 and they visited the Empire State Building observatory.”

“And so?” you say.

“Because I want to be there when they do, so in the box are climbing shoes, a potato, 250 ft. of copper wire, electric tape and the Flux

Capacitor from a DeLorean. I’ll climb the lightning tower, connect the wire through the potato and into the capacitor, then wait for a strike to build1.21 gigawatts of electricity….

I’m going, Back to the Past.”


Genre Shorties Prompt — Week 104


You’re at the top of the Empire State Building with a vegetable. What happens while you’re up there?

(April showers bring odd prompts, see.)

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Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like so long as it is 100 or fewerwords.

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Crafter, writer, artist, retired and I love a good glass of wine.

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