Blinding Lights

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
I can't really summarise this. The story is already short enough as it is.

Submitted: September 05, 2009

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The words whispered in and out of my head. I had no idea what they were saying or what they wanted. I tried to concentrate, but it only made me hurt, so I stopped. I contented myself to listening to the vague sounds that kept filtering in. Sometimes, there were voices and screams, then crying would dominate and I wondered who it was.
After a minute, I tried opening my eyes. The blackness blinked away, and at first there was a blinding light above me, before it was replaced by a panicked face.
“Mr Smithson? Can you hear me? Squeeze my hand if you can.”
I tried to oblige, but found I couldn’t move. I moaned instead, hoping the face understood me.
From a distance, I heard voices speaking loudly: “I don’t think he’ll make it. The driver in the other car crashed right into him. It’s a wonder he’s even alive now.”
I wondered who they were talking about. It couldn’t be me—I had Janice to look after. I couldn’t leave her with Bethany and Jack. They were too young to lose a father. I knew that they couldn’t possibly be talking about me, so that made me happy. Before the happiness sunk in, another feeling invaded, poisoning the harmony in me—pain.
Agony.
My whole body was on fire and I could feel everything pressing in on me. In my pain-paralysed state, I did the only thing that I could—and that was to scream. And loudly. I tried to relieve the pain in my body by acknowledging it, but it still didn’t go away.
Nothing is ever that simple.
People bustled around me, and I felt my heart speed up and then the blackness returned.


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