Trapped

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
The last-minute desperate attempt of survival for a passenger on a capsizing plane.

Submitted: March 25, 2017

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The plane was swooping rapidly towards the cold, gray, unforgiving abyss of the ocean. “We’re going down!” shrieked a mother, who pulled her two young boys closer to her side. All the passengers unbuckled and stampeded towards the emergency parachute packs, and they readied the inflatable life boats. In the push and pull of the urgent evacuation, I was slammed into one of the seats against the living current. The engines died. One word raced through my mind as I sat, alone, frozen with fear in the plunging hunk of metal. Trapped. The plane slammed into the ocean like an angry judge, pounding their gavel relentlessly, plotting your untimely demise. Upon impact, the plane’s windows shattered into millions of pieces, letting gallons upon gallons of saltwater into the vessel, burning my eyes and nose. Slowly, patiently drowning me. The lashing waters, a fearsome predator stalking its prey. Get moving! My brain instructed harshly. As if my body had a mind of its own, I pulled myself forward, barely squeezing through the window. I desperately attempted to propel myself towards the surface with the last of my bodily strength and unwavering courage. The end. I fought the good fight in a final attempt to hold consciousness, but the effort was too great for my exhausted, oxygen-void body. One final shaking breath escaped my body. Then blackness. Game over.


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