Prompt: Write as a coffeepot that short-circuited.
It began as any other day; the office is quiet as the troops trudge in to work. My job is very important. They come to me first thing, for their motivation. My pot is removed and filled with water, which is then poured into my reservoir. My filter receptacle is swung out and gourmet grounds are placed carefully into the basket. The button is pushed and…..nothing. The button is pressed repeatedly…hey, that kinda hurts, buddy. Then a snap, crackle and pop. [sniff, sniff] Does anyone smell something hot? It’s getting a little warm in here…wait…I – see – a – bright – light…..