Day 1 – Part 1 of 3 – Room 101

The first we knew was when the lights went out.  We thought it was just a power cut but it wasn’t. 

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These things tend to be short pieces that may or may not be the beginning of something else. They are, this month at least, just 101 words only. They dont always finish, I just like to try and evoke a certain feeling or scene. I also decided to combine this with M’s prompts. Today it was ‘Filaments of Frustration’. I am going to try tell a short tale in 3 one hundred and one word pieces. Why? Why not.


The first we knew was when the lights went out. We thought it was just a power cut but it wasn’t. They never came back on, but it wasn’t just the lights, everything stopped.

In the blink of an eye we were thrown back in time nearly two hundred years, and people being people things got bad real fast. Cities had it worse, people turned on each other and millions starved that first winter.

Dad said we were the lucky ones, that living on the farms we were better prepared, but even out here things were pretty bad that first winter.

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

9 thoughts on “Day 1 – Part 1 of 3 – Room 101”

  1. I like the concept of this story line… I always like seeing others idea’s of how they’d survive any kind of dystopia….
    I have an idea of how I would survive several situations haha

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  2. I think your thinking is probably like mine I had it all planned out in my head so whether it’s a zombie apocalypse or a super virus or a failure of the state I kind of have plans although I’m not one for holding things in my basement to survive on so perhaps all I have is plans but they are particularly well Thought through

    I think it’s why I’ve enjoyed these pieces I don’t have to finish them sometimes I don’t even start them but they are good just to make you think about things and perhaps drive imagination in a particular Direction

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  3. They were fucking terrifying I’ve been telling the kids we must watch that but I don’t think they’ll ever sleep again.

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