The Girl Who Killed Flashlights

NO MATTER THE SIZE , power source or brand, flashlights die swiftly in the hands of Kerri. No viable theory has explained this unreasonable phenomenon that seems to violate Newtonian law.

The first flashlight to expire in her early-aged, energy-draining hands did so after clearing it of Christmas wrapping; in went the batteries which promptly ceased functioning five minutes later, the next set, the same, exchanging the gift the day after changed nothing.

Then came the night when the car quit on the country lane, “Crap!” The 1100 lumens found the defective fuse; then darkness rushed into the car.