halona felt her blood scream. her heart pumped so hard, the sound echoed in her chest. thump. thuMP. thUMP. THUMP. quickening. increasing. the volume so overwhelming.
her eyes began to water involuntarily. she tried to speak, but the hole in her throat grew smaller with each breath until she couldn't breathe at all. she felt hot. her muscles turn to stone around hollow, rattling bones. she became heavy and numb and feel to her knees.
anxious. scared. she realized every detail. the gun, the man behind her. his arm under her. the doctor. the needle. the flash of light.