The blinding white lights stretch across the hospital waiting room’s chequered ceiling, driving my head in circles. Looking around, rows of red plastic chairs are full of the seriously injured and victims of this apocalypse level event. They are broken, physically and mentally. The sound of fear and pain muffles under my disorientated mind and the high frequency ringing in my ears. I can taste strong amounts of metal from the blood running down my face from my head. I get spontaneous flashes of Images of how I got here, unfinished, but enough to create a story.
Screaming and shouting filled the streets. The sound of the ambulance sirens speeding past me towards the edge city hospital added to the horror, paired with the dark midnight blanket that rendered us all blind and hopeless in the late evening of city centre. I could feel the ground beneath my feet shaking uncontrollably, causing me to move without direction or balance. People rushed passed me, kicking, pushing, shoving me out of the way as they ran in the opposite direction to where I was heading. I only discovered the reason for their erratic behaviour as I looked up, to find myself in the landing zone of one of the many magnificent collapsing skyscrapers, falling with all it’s glory, heading my way.
The sound of falling debris suffocated the broken voices of the soon-to-be victims of this catastrophe, dust and ash thickened the air, clouding my vision. The lights in the skyscrapers flickered violently, lamps and lighting in the corner stores and restaurants on the surface fluctuated, varying in luminosity constantly, uncontrollable anxiety and stress swarmed my mind as my deteriorating environment influenced the feelings I endured. Meanwhile large sides of buildings devastate roads and abandoned cars that lay in their trajectory, falling rocks and glass from these crumbling sky high offices shattered the skulls of the evacuating as if they were made of delicate ceramics, it was only a matter of time before death became my fate.
A second lasted a minute and a minute lasted an hour, but I didn’t have a second. Where did my time go? I was suspended in space and time, no where to hide, no where to run. The fall of the surrounding mega structures was almost complete. I was surprisingly swift to accept that my life was in the hands of this crumbling city.