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Shocking Discovery

Updated on August 24, 2015

The hall was empty;

no one about.

I was a child;

small, curious.

In my hand,

a small wire, bent

(Mother used them

in her hair.)

Just plug it in...
Just plug it in... | Source

in the wall; on the wall--



yet strange.

Two slots

above two more;

Mysterious, it

made things whirr.

In my mind, I

saw--cords, prongs

(did not know what they were)

But I knew: you

put them together

with the slots.

Like magic,

motors roared.

Slowly, I reached,

made the connection.

A wild scream,

screeching it flew

through the house.

Such a fire!

Tingling, trembling!

Mother comes running.


in her arms.


Years later,

I'm asked:

"Please plug this in."

I run away,


© 4-87 C.E. Carl
© 6-5-10 C.E. (Carl) Elias


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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Yikes! Sorry! Just had a flash-back!

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    Boy, this brought back memories!