monday 55 – loadshedding
after the more or less favourable response to the first instalment of this series last week, we’ve decided to continue the trial run of this particpatory creative writing meme. so without further ado, i present the topic of the week, loadshedding. now that’s something anyone who’s ever been in karachi is familiar with; moreso those who’ve braved our blazing summers hand in hand with the supremely efficent kesc.
the last few drops of lukewarm water from the tap manage to cool the child a bit. but a baby is a baby and he starts crying again two minutes later. wearily, she glances up at the fluorescent display on the wall clock, silently making the calculation.
three hours, seventeen minutes. no end in sight.
your turn people.