The Electric Cold War

A short story set in a dystopian future where a nation is stripped of all electricity

Original illustration by Jonat Deelstra

He looked around at the fellow lowlifes. Gangsters, pimps, businesswomen, politicians, and ladies and gentlemen of the night. This bar was a representation of what was left of society, albeit the dodgiest of sorts.

Whoever can control electricity, can control the world basically. How long do you think it will take until our society turns against itself?

“We can find out where we came from in the past. We can find out who we are in the present. We can find out who we become in the future. And based on where we are now, I don’t like the direction we’re heading. So let’s go back 150 years and start over.”

TWO DAYS EARLIER

PRESENT

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