On the Beach (flash fiction)

On the Beach

“So they still work then. Are they still producing electricity?” Nikki asked.

“No reason why they wouldn’t be. The question is can we find a way to connect to the power they’re producing?” Steven answered.

They were both standing on the shore staring out at the wind turbines. Dark clouds were above them. Already the temperature was dropping. Within a couple of weeks there could be snow and ice everywhere. They needed to find a power source if their community was going to survive.

“Surely there’s some place nearby that oversees them?”

“Maybe. I guess if we wander along the shore we might find it. Otherwise we will need a boat.” Steve replied.

“We can’t be outside too long. The radiation levels are still high.” Nikki reminded him. Steve nodded. They set off northwards. As they walked, Nikki wondered what sort of future any of them could have now.

Joanne Fisher

Word count: 149

This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #204.

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