So I stay.
My iPad is a telescope, turned backwards: the world tiny, but terrifyingly clear.
It’s a biology experiment, they say. But of course they wouldn’t tell me if it were psychological.
Most websites are blocked except CNN and BBC. Suspicious.
Horror constantly splashes across my screen. The sudden economic collapse and ensuing conflicts. The European epidemic killing millions. Famine, War, Pestilence.
I can leave this cave anytime. The blinking green button winks at me seductively.
I want to end this madness and go outside and see it was all just a test. But I’m afraid it’s not, so I stay.