The Voice, The Image, and The Fear I’ll Never Forget
I’ve never been so scared in my entire life. Thinking back on it now it feels like it was all a bad dream. And I wish it was. But I know it wasn’t. Because I can feel it. My body can feel it. My mind can feel it. It replays all over again…That moment when I leave the store with my two coworkers and a stranger pulls a gun at us. I’ve never felt such fear. I’ve never been so helpless. I’ve never been so weak. I remember falling to the ground, afraid that he would shoot. If I hadn’t of seen her run, I probably wouldn’t have. I was so terrified. I ran like the devil himself was behind me. The worse I think it just how much a second makes a difference. One second…we were just laughing, talking. The next we here “Freeze” and a gun is pointed towards us. That’s what haunts me the most. The immense fear overwhelming instead me. I can still feel it. I think it’ll always haunt me…Little by little it’ll slowly fade. But the sound of his voice…the image of the gun…and my heart bursting with fear…that I will never forget.