The Awakening: A Short Story

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All he can think of is escaping, leaving this nightmare behind, and never returning. As his adrenaline starts to run low, fatigue kicks, his muscles begin to ache and cramp up. With no way to track time, not aware he has run a marathon in the dark, John decreases his speed. He notices something different, he no longer sees buildings and city structures, now surrounded by pines and whistling winds John feels easiness. As he walks forward, he sees an opening in the middle of a group of trees. John decides to sit by a tree to catch his breath, but to his surprise a giant beam flashes, blinding him. Before the beam can do anything John jumps into some nearby bushes hoping he was not spotted. Then to his surprise a rope descends from the beam, 5
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