The initial idea had been so simple.
Now it was a reality.
Dale stood before her innovation. Three giant prongs extending into the sky.
The metal forks would extract moisture from the atmosphere and turn it into electricity.
She proudly hit the switch to turn it on.
It took Montreal months to recover from the damage that Dale’s Hydro Extractor caused.
The swirling mass of clouds drawn towards her machine had caused an atmospheric storm that brought cyclones, monsoons, flooding, severe electric shocks and untold misery.
Buildings were swept away, thousands perished.
The three-pronged extractor survived. Dale didn’t.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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