Shades of Death Book

novel - Magical Realism

Shades of Death


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"You know when you're drowning you don't actually inhale until right before you black out." "The instinct to not let any water in is so strong that you won't open your mouth until you feel like your head's exploding." "Then when you finally do let it in that's when it stops hurting." "I'M FINE" "Yeah aside from the not sleeping." "The Jumpiness." "The constant overwhelming crashing fear that something terrible is about to happen." "It's called hypervigilance ." "The......" ".....Persistent feeling of being under threat." "It's not just a feeling though it's....." "It's like it's a panic attack." "You know like I can't even breath." "Like you're drowning?" "Yeah..... " " So...." "..if you're drowning." ".....and you're trying to keep your mouth closed until that....." " very..." "Last...." "moment." "What if you choose to not open your mouth?" "To not let the water in." "You do anyway it's a reflex." "but..." "If you hold of ....." "... Until that reflex kicks in..." "You'd have more time right?" "Not much time" "but more time to fight your way to the surface." "I guess......" "More time to be rescued." "More time to be in agonizing Pain. Did you forget about the part where you feel like your head's exploding? " If it's about Survival...." "Isn't ......" "...a little agony worth it?" "What if it just gets WORSE?" "What if it's AGONY now then....." "Then it's just HELL later on?"

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