So I went ahead and wrote something for a contest over at Worth1000.com (no cash prizes, just something to do.) Enjoy the preview. I’ll release the full story after the contest ends and voting is complete, which may be 2-3 weeks from now. Enjoy the preview!
The Black Lightning affected us all, I’m sure no one will forget. It vaporized most of the people it touched and destroyed half the city. I was stuck in the factory, along with a few coworkers. Some of them panicked and ran out into the storm. One by one, we watched as they turned into clouds of dust. Some were blasted at the door, others lasted much longer, some as far as 10 blocks. Only one guy made it home. The rest of us decided to wait it out.
3 days had passed when I saw her. A little girl had run into the street. She was screaming for her mommy. I don’t know what pushed me to do what I did. Maybe I felt a need for redemption, or maybe it was the right thing to do. The moment she walked out into the street, I bolted for her. I ran as fast as my legs could take me. I got to her, picked her up, and raced back to the building. The moment I put her down, the lightning struck me.