Mayor Amber Harris breathed a sigh of relief as she looked out her window into the blackness and saw and encroaching wave of light rushing across each building downtown. Then, her own office lights came back on. The blackout, mercifully was over, but the damage had been done. There had been looting, car accidents, panic, false reports of a terrorist attack and so much more that needed to be dealt with, but for now, at least her city had power. While she was rebooting her PC, her phone rang. She had been expecting this…
“Mayor Harris, it’s Ed Garrett down at Cityworks…”
“Hey Ed, thanks for getting the power up, what happened?” she asked
“Well, it all came down to one outlet, some wires got frayed on the input unit, and set up a chain reaction…” he said, wearily.
“Yeah, seems the high end electrical plugs were not in the budget this year and they just conked out”
“Wait a minute, wait a minute” Amber said, starting to get annoyed, “You mean this whole thing was just about some cheap plug?”
About The Author:
Tony Binns has just written and will be appearing in Glenngarry Glen Beck , a hilarious sketch comedy show with his fellow Obscene But Not Heard troupe mates at the at the Calgary Fringe. All shows will be at the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood, the showtimes are as follows:
Friday July 30th 3:00 pm
Saturday July 31st 5:00 pm
Monday August 2nd 9:00 pm
Tuesday August 3rd 5:00 pm
Thursday August 5th 5:00 pm
Saturday August 7th 7:00 pm
He is currently expecting his first child along with his wife, Amber who will also be attending Glengarry Glen Beck and will most likely be visiting Calgaryfringe.ca for her tickets and she urges you to do the same. Tony was a nominee for the Giller prize in 2009 for his novel “Hey, Come and See Me Headline at Yuk Yuks This Weekend”. He has two cats, who would go see Glengarry Glen Beck if they could.