electric octopus

Electric Octopus (Inspired by a passage in the Stephen King short story Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)

“It occurred to me just how many things we have in any ordinary middle class house that plug into the wall. An image occurred to me of this nasty electrical octopus, its tentacles consisting of electrical cables, all snaking into the walls, all connected with wires outside, and the wires leading to power stations run by the government.”