Essay by razzment December 2007

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The sky was covered with millions of stars; the weather was windy yet so subtle that I can feel the wind massaging me as I was opening the window. On that fine night, I started reading Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, a notorious spy thriller novel. From what I've heard, the plot is very intriguing and complicated but interesting which made me tingling with excitement wanting to read it when my order of the book from eBay arrived at 6.30 p.m. this afternoon. Before I started reading, I wanted to make my self as comfortable as possible. As to that, I helped myself to mug of freshly brewed triple espresso and a jar of Famous Amos cookies which is always in stock as it was my favorite. My parents are on a vacation in the Bahamas, probably by the beach at this moment, enjoying the sunset. So, it is just me, a mug of coffee, some cookies and an enticing novel titled Splinter Cell.

Just as I was flipping the first page of the novel, the lights suddenly went off. I thought it was a normal power interruption but as I looked out from the window of the forth floor of my house in which the whole floor was my room, I saw miles of darkness. It was pitch black! That indicates that the whole power grid that went off which means hours of darkness and hotness. I slowly went down the staircase which an L.E.D flashlight illuminated my path to the kitchen to get some candles. I put down the novel on the counter top to grab two boxes of wax candles and lit them up, all twelve of them illuminating every nook and cranny of the kitchen and the living room as I am a bit...