Light Bulbs Blot Out the Sun

I woke up to being seduced by some random woman I had no recollection of seeing before, (supposedly if you conjure up a face in your mind, it is a face you’ve seen before, who knows?). I immediately pushed away because “I am with someone else” I told her. My words had no effect on her facial expression and immediately after my girlfriend walks into the room and grabs my hand put pays no attention to the stranger in the room. She drags me out and says nothing but leads with a smile and a beautiful laugh to the backyard.

She opened the door to a backyard that extended for miles in all directions. I was told that it was night time but it seemed like it was day because of the millions upon millions of lightbulbs in rows above me that extended as far as the eye could see. The party was quite crowded, and I happen to not be so fond these events where people gather to drink. What happened during the party was a blur, its like my mind fast forwarded the whole thing.

After the party everyone disappeared, absolutely everyone had left, except for the father of my girlfriend. It was hard to tell whether or not the sun was up, the lightbulbs continued to blot out the sky. Her father and I did everything we could to take the lightbulbs down. We shot the bulbs with shotguns, we cut the wires, we smashed bulbs with bats among other odd techniques. We accustomed ourselves to the sound of glass crunching below our boots. After what seemed to be a couple hours we had huge piles of wrapped up wire and the blades of grass where outnumbered by the shards of glass. I am not sure why we did this, why we destroyed so many bulbs for no reason. We sat down on some chairs and squeezed the water out of plastic bottles and looked up at the millions of remaining bulbs that still blotted out the sun.

-Daniel S.

 

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