Hold Your Breath

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Submitted: April 14, 2016

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I opened my eyes.

I found myself trapped in the middle of the ocean, the waves a depressing black. The paranioa of the beasts under the surface haunted me as I frantically searched for land. For miles and miles all I could see was water.

I treaded water, my limbs becoming sore and numb. It felt like thick tar as my legs and arms kicked hard at the bottemless ocean that devoured me. My breath was becoming shorter.

Something was below me. 

I tried to tell myself that it was just the anxiety trying to scare me, but I kept feeling the gentle motion of something swimming around my feet, the being brushing against my bare legs. 

Panicking, I kicked my legs at the open water below me, hoping to hit whatever was under the surface.

It pulled me under.

I held my breath as I went underwater. I tried to focus my eyes as I searched the blackness for the thing that was holding me. An excrutiating pain pierced my ankle.

"Don't hold your breath," A haunting voice whispered. "Breathe."

I still restricted any breathing. I wasn't going to drown.

But the more I held my breath, the more my lungs felt as though they were going to collapse. My chest ached as air tried so desperately to escape. It felt as though I was already drowning.

A plastic bag slowly sunk down from the surface and into my hand. I put it over my face, squeezing it over my nose and mouth, holding it tightly. It was a last resort.

"No! Breathe, honey, breathe!"

Mom?

 

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Little Girl Suffocates Herself In Her Sleep

Jessica Mcreedy, a fourtneen-year-old girl, has always had night terrors. "She told me she dreams of drowning in water," Her mother shares. "I always have to shout to her and tell her to breathe." 

Local police station says that Mcreedy used a plastic bag to "prohibit any water" although there was never any water, ranking this as an accidental suicide.

"She was screaming. This was the worst one she ever had," Her mother adds. "She just wouldn't wake up."



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