For my email subscribers, sorry about the lack of email yesterday. Mailchimp was being a pill and wouldn't let me send anything, so I posted the text here on the blog instead.
In the spirit of being inspired by events around us, I'll turn that into today's starter for Writing-Prompt Wednesday:
At a critical moment, your character discovers that a key piece of their equipment isn't working. What do they do?
Share the first paragraph of your story in the comments!
(Thanks to chuttersnap for sharing their work on Unsplash.)