Whoever thought the world would end? Not me that is for sure. I would never of imagined losing everything in a blink of eye. Whenever I thought of the world ending, I imagined that it would include the end of me. It is weird to not hear a single sound from another human person, animals and I even began to miss the sound of cars. But this is why I began writing, to give me a reason to feel, to think and to inspire myself to continue on. My motivation is to find more survivors even as the odds are starting to seem more and more impossible.
I have found one living creature besides me. A dog, well to be more exact a golden retriever, named Bailey. Luckily, the dog had on a collar so I could identify it’s name. Bailey liked me instantly as soon as she saw me. She ran down the rows and rows of grass towards barreling towards me. Out of all the things to find after the apocalypse, man’s best friend was the last thing I expected to find.
Bailey and I strolled through cities, towns and suburbs together on the search for someone else. But, once again we found no one. Just one day I woke up and went to work where no one was to be found. At first I thought we were given the day off and somehow I was the only person not to get the memo. On the way back home I noticed further lack of cars and people on the streets. It was like everyone just woke up, packed their bags and left.
I had one theory though. I’m not that religious of a man but from time to time I have read the bible even more so recently. I think I might be in purgatory and Bailey is my guardian angel that is why she would never leave my side, not even for instant.
In the bible I continued to read further and further into the idea of purgatory and about the idea of the cleanse of sin. So I decided to everyday go to church and pray for forgiveness that I may be cleansed. I emptied my brain of every impure thought. I took about everything I said and thought against religion. Nothing worked.
I noticed something, I haven’t realized before. It never rains, it never snows, it never has a cloudy sky. It is always the same clear day. The sky actually never changed except it going from day to night. Every cloud stayed in the exact spot, the stars never moved. Is this a simulation, a test? Did the government decide to pick me out of all the people to see what secrets it would unlock and what I would do? I screamed as loud as I could at whoever was holding me hostage, all I got was a confused look from Bailey. Maybe they weren’t listening so I decided to go as far as I could because if the sky didn’t change then there must be a limitation of how far I can go.
So Bailey and I traveled several days, several nights to find the edge of the simulation. On the final day I thought maybe I was just being too hopeful and truly everyone was gone. But then I saw in the distance, what I can only describe as a pure cliff. No land continued past it so I ran to it as fast as possible just in case it was to update and remove the end. I wasn’t fast enough as I saw land appear from nowhere where the drop off was.
I don’t know what this test is. I don’t know what you want from me. I don’t have any clue. But if you watch me so diligently to know when I reach the edge then you will watch me write this. You’ll read what I write. I hope you have mercy, I don’t know how to pass this experiment or if I ever will. Give me a hint. LET ME GO.