"We Revolve Around You"

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"We Revolve Around You"

The Dakota Planet

"We Revolve Around You"

The Dakota Planet

Limbo

Limbo

On a windy, frigid night, on a seemingly unpopulated road, a young boy and his parents were on their way to a hotel in the area. The wind was howling, the darkness making it impossible to see outside the windows, the tall spruce trees blocking the moonlight, leaving only their headlights to guide them.
 

The boy’s name was Calvin, although his parents’ names, he didn’t really know. To him, they were just, “Mom” and “Dad”, but that didn’t bother him. Just like any other kid though, he was curious about it all the same. His parents insisted he shouldn’t know their names, that was okay too, he thought, as the wind grew stronger. His dad, in the driver’s seat, turned to look at him, and said, “Don’t worry, we’re almost-” 

Calvin’s vision abruptly went dark, as silence filled his ears. Then, there was nothing.
 

Calvin’s vision returned, as the sound of birds and cicadas filled his ears. It was bright, and sunny, as wildflowers filled the area around him. Calvin looked around for a moment and noticed the car he was in before it went dark. It was completely empty. 

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As he went to investigate, he opened the driver’s side door, looking around in the car for a moment. He saw nothing. He then crawled over the seats, opening the console and glove box, he also saw nothing. Then, he noticed his father’s dusty, black, leather wallet lying on the floor of the car. He grabbed it and opened it. It was completely empty. 

 

Distant chattering could be heard, as if people were nearby. Hearing these voices, Calvin began to walk, and walk, and walk. The voices kept moving forward with him, as if he wasn’t getting any closer. Noticing this, he walked towards the bird’s chirping close by. Only, the birds’ noises seemed to move away from him as well. He stopped in his tracks and looked around again. He had gotten even more lost, and the car was missing. It was completely empty.
 

The boy pressed on, as he walked even more towards the voices. Time seemed to pass instantly, but that didn’t bother him. Just like any other kid, though, he was curious about it all the same. His parents insisted he shouldn’t be outside alone at his age. That was okay too, he thought, as the voices grew louder. His vision, becoming blurred, started to turn dark, as silence filled his ears once more. Then, there was nothing.
 

Calvin’s vision returned once again, as silence continued. It was dark, and numb, as emptiness was the only presence other than his. Calvin looked around for a moment and noticed an oversized hole he had never seen before. After a few minutes, he went inside, as darkness covered him. Time seemed to pass for what felt like years, until he heard a loud noise, almost like a gunshot. He had finally fallen to the bottom. 

Moonlight filled the area, as the sound of frogs and water filled his ears. It was dark, yet comforting, as lavender filled the area around him. Calvin looked around for a moment and noticed a different car in the same spot as his used to be. He stood up and pressed on. Traveling each variation through the same cycle, over, and over, and over. It never ends. 

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Emily is a senior at Dakota High School, and this is her first year at the Dakota Planet. For nearly seven years, she's been writing creatively in her spare time as a hobby. Emily is also the president of Writing Club and the Historian of Women's Empowerment Club. In the future, she plans on writing professionally as an author.
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