My heart almost jumped out of my mouth.
I was terrified.
My nerves were trembling and couldn’t breathe.
I didn’t know what to do.
The long calm wait was suffocating me with its ominous, foreboding, cynical smile.
I trembled, my palms were so clammy I could barely hold my key.
I felt the grating sound of approaching feet that echoed and thundered upon my eardrums.
I ran as fast as my wobbly legs could carry me.
My lungs were on fire as I tried to take in as much oxygen as my panting from exertion would let me.
I was tired, but I had to move on fast.
I wanted to stay alive.