I become conscious, and feel a great weight on my head. I reach to to grab the weight, and realize just how weak and brittle my arms feel. Through a tremendous about of physical expenditure, I remove what’s on my head… and realize that there is no light where I sit. Through the slit of the door allowing light to trickle in, I realize I’m in a small and cramped room, eerily similar to what I consider to be jail cells. Observing what’s in my hands, I discern that it’s some sort of helmet. As if answering my next question, I hear a robotic voice blaring out in the distance:
“THE SIMULATION IS OVER. THE SIMULATION IS OVER. ALL POWER RESERVES HAVE BEEN DEPLETED. ALL POWER RESERVES HAVE BEEN DEPLETED. THE TEMPEST CROSSING VR PROTOCOL HAS BEEN TERMINATED. THE TEMPEST CROSSING VR PROTOCOL HAS BEEN TERMINATED. SIT STILL AND STAY CALM, FOR THE END IS NEAR. SIT STILL AND STAY CALM, FOR THE END IS NOW.”
This week’s story is based on the theme of Climate Change/Sustainability!