light switch - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The switch had to be made in the twentieth century. It was that brittle white plastic they used to make everything from. It's covered in the grease of hundreds of hands and more grime besides. i put on a glove to flick it. No-one touches these things anymore, not switches, door handles or food carts. We keep our hands clean and work from our homes. But this old place just got inherited to me from an uncle I never met. It's a tear down really, it's about as technologically up-to-date as a garden shed. I think about all the germs that could be festering in here and dial up the local hazmat service. In minutes a full protective suit is on the front step, the payment already deleted off my wages.
A solid brass Light Switch with a polished surface clings to the wall.
~ Lee Maddocks