Momentary Darkness Her cold latex hands took hold of my bare arm as she pulled it toward her and said with a smile, “this will only hurt a bit!” I felt a chill go through my body as the hypodermic sword pierced my skin. The white walls around me seemed to be closing in like a vignette photo, darkening around the edges and becoming blurry until suddenly, darkness. I was floating upon a puddle of dark abyss. I laid there for what seemed like hours until my limp body hit the tile floor. I awoke in a daze moments later, my feet being held above my now dizzy head and feeling like I had been hit like a truck. “What happened?” I mumbled as I began to sit up. The room, now filled with doctors and nurses, erupted in voices insisting I lie back down. …show more content…
The most memorable, and horrifying, of fainting experiences happened not in a doctor’s office, not at the dentist, not even on a dermatology table, but instead, in the Macy’s Mall of Chicago. It was my first ever band trip and I had only just become friends with the majority of the people I was with. My one close friend and I decided to go into Claire’s and buy matching best friends necklaces. After perusing the store, we decided upon a small two-toned heart that split into two pieces. The purple side had an F, which I claimed as mine, and the pink side had a B. Then, I spotted something that would make me seem so cool to the other eighth graders, or so I thought. I snatched up the metal ear cuff that was bedazzled with a small flower and placed it on the checkout counter in front of me. If the staggering tax rate of Illinois wasn’t enough to make me fall over, the amazing new ear cuff was going to be. We strode out of the store, put on our new necklaces, and walked toward our group like the coolest kids in …show more content…
He ordered another yearly shot, the same type that started this all, and I instantly panicked. When he saw the look of terror on my face, he asked me in a soothing tone “what is wrong? You look like you just saw a ghost!” I then explained this recurring phenomenon and a smile crossed his face. He knew what was causing my fainting spells! “Vasovagal Syncope,” he called it, “is somewhat like an anxiety for your brain. It panics and then you pass out as an overreaction.” To me, this seemed like a life-saving diagnosis, all except for one small
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So much pain, so much blood. Everything was fuzzy, people looked like splotches blocking my vision. The yelling. It’s getting louder. I look for light, but only darkness is here now. There. Under the door. I try my hardest to lift the fallen door, but a shooting pain propels up my leg so I stop. “
The light was as bright as the sun and I could feel my retinas burning. In the back i could hear a slight beeping sound almost like it was graphing my heart beat. I heard voices, “Scalpel.” “I’m going to make the first incision now....” And then nothing, the voices stopped and i was back in my own head. I was startled by a falling sensation, as i was thrown into an even colder room. The light in here was dimmer, but it was still blinding. I crawled over to giant metal door and punched it and screamed for them to let me out. I needed to finish my work, my whole reputation depended on it. In a few
"I heard a whooshing sound in my ears," he told the doctor. "I felt like you feel when you go over a bump in a car going real fast and you feel your stomach drop out. The next thing I knew, I was in a room, crouched in a corner of the ceiling. I could see my body below me. . . . I could see doctors and nurses working on me. My doctor was there and so was Sandy, one of the nurses. I heard Sandy say ‘I wish we didn't have to do this.' I wondered what they were doing. I saw
When I woke up, I had no idea where I was, until seconds later when I realized almost everything in the room was white. My hair was pulled out of my bun and I was wearing a patient's gown. There was a lady in baby blue shirt with little snoopy dogs on it leaning over the bed with a clipboard in her left hand, and a pen in her right. The instant I moved my head to look around, I regretted it and let my head flop back down, then regretted that even more. My whole right side of my body felt like it was being burned and stabbed right there on the spot. I moaned and I heard my mom's voice, just a little too
Sitting in a hospital waiting room, alone, afraid; and waiting for the news; would she be ok? Would she even survive? My nerves were out of control; my heart was beating through my chest, you could literally see it thumping through my top. The beads of sweat racing down my forehead, as if I was in the middle of the Safari dessert. I have been an athlete my entire life, yet I have never felt so physically drained. I look around, my eyes opening, then closing; as if I am coming in and out of consciousness, then suddenly echoed words begin to ring around my ear drums….” Sir…...sir, can you hear me? Sir please, we need to know what happened. We need to know what happened to her. Maybe my motionless state showed my
The stream I lay next too was crystal clear with small little fish swimming in the water. "were am I" I wonder, scratching my head as I slowly stand up. As I look around I begin to squint my eyes, this place is not were I was before I blacked out. The trees were almost pure white with black leaves on each large branch. I had never seen anything like it. "someone was here" I think. There is a small hut built into the side of a huge bolder. There was a small light coming from inside the hut but I dare not go anywhere near that just incase it was the creature that was chasing me from home. I begin to waddle away from were I lay however as soon as I try to make an attempt to get away I hear the creak of a door swinging open and a loading of a gun. The bullet locking into the chamber was as quiet as a pin drop yet sounded like a jackhammer slamming into the ground at full force. As I began to break into a sprint I hear the loud bang of the gun releasing the bullet into the air. Before my foot hits the ground I am thrown to the ground writhing in pain. I look down at my ankle and what I see makes me want to throw up. Before I can examine my wound further I black out.
I jolt awake. “Must have been a bad dream” I thought to myself. I looked around and was shocked at my surroundings. A destroyed hospital room. The paint on the walls is peeling and it smells like old sheets and medicine. The beds are covered in rust and pieces of the ceiling have fallen on the floor. The room is dark, but the sun is shining through the barricaded windows. I rip the needles out of my arms and struggle to stand up. I put on my clothes that were still neatly folded under the bed. I walk out of the room. There were blood stains on the wall and random hospital supplies thrown on the floor. My heart starts to race. I try to think of what could have happened. While I was thinking I was snapped out of my thoughts by a banging behind me. I turn around to see a door, bolted shut. I decide not to open it. I begin to walk
In the city, there were countless attractions that summoned visitors on a day-to-day basis. The buses, trains, new subway system, cars, and elevated railroads all carried people over from everywhere and into New York. The city had all types of attractions that the towns didn’t, such as Broadway the shopping districts, cabarets and nightclubs, and fine wine-and-dine restaurants where the rich could enjoy an extravagant dinner and time. The middle class could do similar, all while being surrounded by and visible to family, friends, and neighbors. The city flourished with life, especially at night once streetlights became available. Those who had the ability to do so enjoyed everything that there was to offer; however, not everyone had the opportunity to relish in the excitement available.
The room I was in was a cell and there was blood stains all over the walls. Then the floor was covered in bones and flesh that was rotting. I then realized I was hanging from the ceiling I was attached by a thick leather rope. I heard footsteps and my heart stopped. It was the man but he had a mask a mime mask. He held one thing in each hand one was a key the other was a long sharp knife. I wanted to scream but I couldn’t shock had overwhelmed me and all I could do is stare. He slowly opened the door and said with a sigh “I am sorry for such harsh conditions but it has to be done, you see I need your body for my collage”. Then he took the knife and dug it into my shoulder slowing the pain was unbearable. He was carving my cutting me to shreds I cried in agony and pain then he stopped he forcefully jabbed the knife into my collarbone and chuckled “Be right back don’t go anywhere”. He strood of comly singing the phantom of the
Imagine you’re going into the hospital to get surgery, the surgeon invites in the anesthesiologist, who is going to put a needle in your arm filling you with drugs to put you to sleep they tell you to start counting backwards as you do you slowly start to drift away. You’re completely unconscious. As your surgeons are preparing to do the surgery you start to hear things, them talking, instruments rattling and you wonder am I supposed to be hearing this, aren’t I supposed to be unconscious and as you’re wondering this you feel the intense pain of the surgeon citing into your body. You start screaming you’re awake but no one can hear you because it’s all coming from inside your head. You later fall back asleep and wake up in recovery, saying
As I walked into the Flint Hills Mall through the front side entrance, I could see an abundance of people in the empty space by the Kansas Drivers License Office. There were rows of shiny, smooth, wooden benches, which families and guests were sitting on. You could see them talking and laughing to each other, and giving pep talks to their kids. I could see the white table the judges were sitting at as they prepared to evaluate each student. I could see the judge's water bottle at each of their seats and bowls of candy inbetween each of them. I could see students sitting and standing on the sides preparing and talking. Students were either wearing white, red, or blue uniforms with a colored belt around their waist depending on what level they
The heavy clear doors slammed open one by one; big bright lights pierced my eyes above with little images of ceiling tile surrounding me that I could barely make out. People in navy blue uniforms huddled around me appearing to be in a hurry somewhere based on they’re bright red faces and the drops of sweat that were slowly dripping and collecting down they’re flushed faces, that eventually fell and exploded on my cold skin. All the commotion around me came to an abrupt halt. Now I was starring at the ceiling once again that now portrayed a blurring metal reflection of my broken and beaten down body that was bound to keep destructing and destroying. I could vaguely hear footsteps that seemed to be in the distance, but became louder and clearer with each step closer towards me. A sudden mask like object appeared directly over my face slowly easing its way down to grasp onto my pale face. Darkness now was the only thing left in sight and would stay this way for hours.
Someone just dunked me in the water! Holding my breath, I tried to open my eyes, but I still couldn’t move. I kept on getting dunked, and I felt something being poured on me. It smells like Palm Wine! That’s only used when...oh no. They’re going to mummify me! My heart started beating frantically, as I tried to think of a way to intervene. I felt my body being picked up again. They began walking. After a few minutes I heard a door shut. I was laid on a had table. Seconds later, I could hear the sharpening of knives. I prayed to the gods that Aaheru or Acheri would at least see me breathing. I felt something sharp slice my side. Instead of wincing in pain, I felt nothing. I had forgotten that my body was numb. Thank you, Renenet! I heard squishing sounds. They’re probably taking out my liver, stomach, lungs, and intestines now. A few minutes later I can hear the sound of splashing. They’re washing my organs. I’m surprised I’m even alive right now. My mind is beginning to go blank. While, the men are washing, they begin to chat casually. I can only listen as I slowly begin to drift into unconsciousness.
Am I the only person in the entirety of this wasteland to say that the cold, quiet, dark and abandoned streets go pretty well with November. The glowing red rocket stops and local stores lining Ohio for once felt “not so terrifying”. The streets were really quiet today. Wait, I’m getting distracted. Anyways, I was snooping around this parking lot when I saw the nearby Super Duper Mart. I instantly rushed there with excitement. For once I wasn’t going to eat cram or crisps full of mold and/or radiation!
Confused, shocked and fear filled my mind as I lye on my side, gasping for air, trying desperately to stagger onto my knees. A sharp pain suddenly ran up my spine into my forehead and quickly I collapsed back onto the cold damp floor inside this mangled metal coffin in which I was trapped in. Bit by bit I moved my hand closer to my forehead, trying to impede this massive throbbing that was affecting my head. I skimmed my forehead and paused my hand on a huge gash. The pain shot into my head again, but I was able to clutch on to the seat and hold my balance. There was blood pouring down the side