Ride the Lightning


So there we were — Jane, Spot and myself — sitting in the living room watching a repeat of Doctor Who on the electric television while eating dinner of a nice Madras curry (Spot wasn’t eating his bowl of curry for some reason) when all of a sudden there was an ALMIGHTY crash and everything™ suddenly went completely dark, both inside the house and out.

Almost as soon as we were plunged into the darkness we realised that everything was bathed in a glorious and brilliant white light. Then it was dark again, for a moment before the house and street lights came back on.

Quite spectacular this world of ours at times. My compliments to the maker.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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