Jocelyn Shapira kept the bowl of lights in the window. She loved it because it was the last thing Henry invented before he died.
One day, the power went out in the entire district for days. Yet in the middle of the blackout zone, Jocelyn’s lights stayed on. She opened her home to anyone needing warmth.
Paul Rogard, power company engineer, visited her to learn why she still had power. He stopped to admire the bowl of lights.
“Like it?” said Jocelyn. “Henry was going senile when he passed. He claimed that’s a new power source. Cute but silly, right?”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/07/12/14-july-2017/