2231 Day Begun

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A dystopian tale of a day in the future, one of a solitary mans perspective.

Submitted: October 03, 2018

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  Moving slowly about the city of conflicting mind, there where the desire for human happiness is never ending, I stop before the crowd that pushes away, those who were here and now gone, the ghosts of no one.

  Closing my eyes I listen for the voice of hope and silence still answers. I smile then, it is a voice which I seek to quell, for hope only brings misery within the world that I inhabit.

It is here that I live, and the defintion 'life' does not fit my existence in this place where reality shifts and is lost within within waking nightmares unfolding hour by hour, that which I came to understand in time.

Time and the relativity of it, where perfect science is of the mathematical, and the bomb dropped brought peace, a simple notion realized as well.

Every morning when I leave the shelter, the basement, the cave free of fire to escape the four walls of claustrophobia which come with the sunrise, I enter the street, that which is lined with what is left of course greed and avarice.

I walk within spaces which belong to no one, but are kept and held by all. Stopping on a corner I look up at the empty towers yet to crumble, those still high above bringing vertigo vision of what's yet to come.

The noise of confusion spoken by those going nowhere tells me there is no reason to listen, saying that life is far better when one is growing deaf.

And with another silent day passing away with the sunset, my tongue unused, I turn and move on again.


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