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Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)
TITLE: A is for Almighty
By Allison Egley
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Why can't I move? </i>
<i>I seem to be trapped somewhere, but where? Come on. Think. What's the last thing you remember before waking up?
I remember... going to work. I was sitting there, and then... screams. I remember the screams. And then.... nothing. Was I in a disaster of some sort? An earthquake? Tornado?</i>
<i>I wonder if anyone can even hear me? How long have I been here? A few minutes? Hours? Days?</i>
"Can anybody hear me? I'm alive!"
<i>Maybe if I knock on this block above me here.... But what if I have some sort of back injury? Or what if all this debris shifts? I'd better stay as still as possible.</i>
"Hello? Is anyone there?"
<i>I'm tired. So tired. But I'm afraid. If I go to sleep, what if I don't wake up again? Must stay awake. Must keep my mind occupied. They'll find me eventually.</i>
"Help! Someone, please help me."
<i>Nothing. Maybe I should save my voice until I know someone's out there who can here me. Must keep my mind occupied. I'll do what I used to do as I was falling asleep. Except I won't fall asleep. Okay. Attributes or names of God, A to Z. Let's see...
A is for Almighty.
B is benevolent.
C is for caring....
Wait a second. I think I can here something.</i>
<i>No, probably just my imagination. Now where was I?
D is for Deliverer. Lord, please deliver me form this pit.
E is for Everlasting....
I wonder how long it's been since I woke up? A few hours? Or did I fall asleep again at some point? I wish I knew... something. Anything. Maybe I should try calling out again.</i>
"Hello? Is anyone up there?"
<i>Come on... Someone. Anyone. Please find me.
Is that barking I hear?</i>
"I'm here! I alive! Someone please help me."
<i>I... I think it's getting closer. Yes. Definitely getting closer. The dog sounds excited. Maybe he can smell me. Maybe I'll get out of here after all. I think I hear something shifting.</i>
<b>"Is anyone down there?"</b>
<b>"We hear you, sir. Can you hear us? Don't move, and don't try to help us. This may take awhile. When you see sunlight, let out a shout. We don't want to get too close to you with these tools. It may get loud for a bit... Try not to think about it too much.</b>
<i>Where was I in my alphabet game? F, I think.
F is for faithful.
G is for great.
H is for Healer. Lord, please heal my injuries....
T is for Truth. You are the Truth.
Hey, what's that... Is that...</i>
"Light! I see light!"
<i>If I can shift my arm a bit... and reach up... warmth. And... a hand?</i>
<b>"I've got you sir. Don't let go."</b>
In honor and memory of those touched by disasters of any kind.
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