When the Pilot Light Goes Out

      Daniel Stone
When the Pilot Light Goes Out

Pilot Light suffers a breakdown following a string of personal losses. His grief leads him to commit a crime that doesn’t go to plan. Whilst delirious he attempts to cover his tracks. Through a sequence of flashbacks we understand how a nice, ordinary bloke has come to be feeding hacked up body parts to the hunting dogs at London Zoo.A shattered, battered and bruised Pilot Light collapses, trapped in a reed bed. He has just committed a truly terrible crime. His getaway vehicle, the canal boat, is moored up only a few meters away. Weak and bloodied having been wounded and suffering the after effects of a drug fuelled comedown Pilot Light drifts away having become stuck, he then loses consciousness.How he came to be in that predicament is then revealed to the reader through a succession of flash backs chronicling his life and the lead up to his ultimate guilt induced breakdown and rampage. After suffering the final straw Pilot Light seeks his revenge on the world by plotting the burglary which he figured will right a few wrongs and provide all the wealth and happiness he had aspired to give Chloe during their normal life together. All he has to do is get home following the heist but first he must drop someone off at London Zoo whilst overcoming riding a bike, hiding the stolen goods and driving a car and a canal boat all whilst being one handed. Will this prove to be the last time the Pilot Light goes out?
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