January 3rd, 2018

frustrated mother of teenager

The Solar Revolution

This is my first story for Apocalypse Bingo, and it's based on the prompt "Surprise Punk." It runs for 1,213 words.

The suncollectors are in no way natural. They started off as Light and Heat Incorporated's attempt to satisfy investors and the public of their 'green' energy credentials. Someone, somewhere, had probably thought that having plants generate solar energy was a fantastic pun. There were research credits and tax breaks involved too, and an enormous amount of positive buzz when the first plant was unveiled to the press in its little pot that you could plug into the power grid to deposit energy into the system.

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