- Dec 11, 2007
- Under the Electric Sky
Solipsism- the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist
Streets once filled with noise, sat alone and empty. They relished their newfound peace as a welcome break from such trivial pursuits of the humans that tread upon them.
Entire cities sat unused. Their citizens gone and buildings emptied. No one went to work. No one went to school. No one drove their car. Not a single person was left to perform the "everyday routine." It was as if they had never existed in the first place.
Lives were no longer being lived. It was as if the world had never been inhabited. All over the world, whole countries no longer held the lives they did before.
Earth. Empty. Devoid of life for the first time since it had been created. Except for one small town.
On the East coast of the United States lay a small town in the tiny state of Massachusetts. The streets, just like the rest, were empty. But a park was occupied. A small park that anyone would have looked upon as insignificant.
In a large tree, roughly fifteen feet up, sat a young man of nineteen years old. He lifted a red apple to his lips and took a big bite. The apple was sweet to the taste buds and he savored every last chew. His bright blue eyes shut in awe of the perfect flavor contained in the apple.
The young man braced himself leaning back on his arms against the thick tree branch. Leaning his head back, his short blond hair caught the bright sunlight. His thoughts couldn't have been more at ease. These were the times he loved the most...being alone. He also knew that these times would never end again. They could never be interrupted by anyone ever again...
...for he had willed them all out of existence.