TITLE: Apple Grove
GENRE: New Adult
The artificial blue light from the TV followed Leander into the hallway as he left the living room and walked upstairs. Heavily, he threw himself on the bed and looked up at the ceiling. From downstairs, he could hear the subdued sounds of voices, shots, music and buzzing from the TV. It was the only sound in the house.
It was early evening and he was tired from a long day at work. His feet were sore from having stood up all day. He massaged them gently against each other and rested them on the edge of the bed. His entire body buzzed from tiredness but it was far from bedtime.
The room slowly grew darker around him as the sun set and evening took over. It was raining and he looked at the dark window where drops drew stripes on the glass. Still, the sound from the TV was the only sound in the house, now except from the drumming of rain. A single car drove by on the street. A dog barked in one of the neighbor gardens. The same empty feeling as always. The same day as many others. The same always. Sedated, gray reality.
He sat up on the bed and pulled off his uniform. He hung it nicely so it was ready for next morning. Ready for another of the same eventless days. The sound from the TV changed. Instead of music and shots, it was now music and laughter. They had changed the program.