We are told that if we ever leave The Dome, we will never be allowed to return.
In all my life I have never heard of one single person who has left The Dome.
Inside The Dome there is safety, comfort, warmth, light, food.
Inside The Dome there is repetition, uniformity, sameness.
We are told that outside The Dome there is danger, starvation, radiation, mutation.
These are just words that no-one understands the meaning of.
We have been given explanations of these words, but without comparison, without experience, they still have no meaning.
I have heard of other things outside The Dome.
Other words that also have no meaning. Forbidden words.
I have overheard them whispered in dark corners.
Words like adventure, excitement, courage, freedom.
I have no idea what these words mean.
But I intend to find out.
©2012 Stephen. J. Green.
Since posting this short story I have written an expanded version, a 3-parter detailing the society within the dome, and the MC,s decision to leave the dome and what becomes of him.
The story is entitled MORE THAN DREAMS and the first part can be found here:-
MORE THAN DREAMS (Part 1)
Thank you for reading.