It's just another Saturday night at the club on campus for Nate. But the next day, the power is out. Yet it's more than just his dorm. It's the whole campus. Not just the buildings, but all of the electronic devices, the cars, everything that uses electricity are all dead. Something is happening. He decides to leave after a warning from his old roommate, Steve. He has to get somewhere safe.
A New Age by sci-fi and fantasy author Shaun Kilgore is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available as an eBook through various online retailers here.
If you you like this story you can leave me a tip by visiting https://www.buymeacoffee.com/shaunkilgore
A New Age
The room shook with the pounding of the subwoofers, vibrating my body with it. The deep bass sounds reverberated off me, the music encircled me as I twisted round and round. The bodies of girls moved with the rhythm of the D.J.’s mix. Heat, sweating, glistening skin. Touching them, feeling them move, feeling me move with them. They were given over to the ecstasy too. Dancing harder to the ceaseless beat.
Boom baba boom, ba ba boom, ba ba ba boom baba boom.
I was drowning in sea of colored lights, flashing, flaring, and fading to the pulse of the music.
The transitions between songs came and those I was dancing with broke the spell and made their way, slowly, off the dance floor. I followed. Removed from the crowds, I felt a breeze from the fans. My ears were ringing. The world seemed strangely thinner without the torrent of sound raining down on me, filling me with life and energy. The girls were already gone, probably hitting the bathrooms. Though I thought about hanging out with them, I decided I needed a break. My body felt on fire, the heat radiating off me. I wove through the people hanging out around the pool tables or huddled in booths, weaving my way to the bar.