Life's Last Breath

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A short story of what a person thinks about in the final seconds of life.

Submitted: November 04, 2011

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Life's Last Breath

The last thing I remember hearing, was a loud ear shattering boom. The last thing I remember seeing, was a bright flash of light. The the next thing I remember, I was lying on my back staring at the night sky, a sky flooded with stars. It was one of the clearest nights that I could ever remember seeing, this night sky was beautiful. All those years, months, and days of building my life, was shattered in one second. I tried to move, but every time I tried, my body screamed in pain. Each breath I took was harder to breathe in than the last one. Every time I tried yelling for help, my breath was cut short, due to the lack of air. I sounded like a whimper, that coulndn't be heard. I figured any breath could be my last. A tear managed to escape from my eye.I felt it slowly running down my face, and for some reason, I grinned. I never knew why. I started to breathe in a breath, which would end up being my last. As I started to breathe in, I realized it would be the last bit of air I would ever breathe in again on this world. This would be the last breath that I would ever take in again. As I breathed in, I felt the air just rush into my body. My life went by my eyes,as if I was watching a movie. I saw every change that had happend in my life. All the pain, suffering, joy, and happiness that happend in my life, all just went by. All the things I wished I forgot came back, things that I hid all my life, but also, all the great things that happend went by too. Good things, like spending time with my friends and family, just went by. All the mistakes, all the accidents, just went by. I wished that I could go back and change all of the mistakes,but I can't. I can't redo the past. In my mind, I asked God to forgive me of all my sins, and when I did that, it felt as if a weight has been lifted off of me. I figured out that, passed all the bad things in my life, I had a pretty good life after all.

Then, I stopped breathing in. The air that entered my body, grabbed my soul, and as I started to breathe out, my soul started to leave. My life was slipping away, like water flowing through open hands. Everyone that I have ever loved, knew, or seen,went right before my eyes, like I was looking at a picture album. I saw my parents, brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends all go by, I wished I could have said good-bye to all them one last time, but I couldn't. So I thought of all them standing in front of me, and in my mind, I said good-bye for the final time. All of this took place in a minute. Time slowed down, so what was a minute in regular time, seemed to be an hour to me. As I breathed out, the world around me grew darker and darker, as I was growing colder and colder. What I was breathing out was not air, but my very soul leaving my body. As I breathed out, everything that I ever knew, started to melt way. My soul was leaving my body, then in one moment, it left. As my soul rose, I left everything behind on this world. I left my body in the darkness of the world, but now my soul is heading towards the lights of the heavens. Now, my soul is heading to a much better place. A place in which I can breathe once more...


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