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shushed Max in vain and put the device to my ear. She was more hysterical then she had been a few seconds ago, and I could also hear the sound of a small child and the wailing of an infant. “BILL, they got inside, oh God, they broke down the front door.” Next was the voice of a little girl, “Mommy I'm scared, I want them to go away.” “I know baby, shhh just hide in the shower and don't make a noise. Daddy will be home soon and he'll make everything OK. Bill, the police aren't answering, we're locked in the bathroom, they're outside I can hear them, Bill, you have to come home now please God.” The woman went silent for a minute, and the only sound I could hear is the cry of the infant. Suddenly there was a loud bang, and the sound
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of wood splintering. There was one final cry of terror from the woman, and the line went dead. My head spun, my stomach turned, I tried to piece together a coherent thought, I failed miserably. I could only think of my wife, I could only think of her alone, of how I left her alone now and alone on that day . At least there were no cries then, no wailing, just silence; silence and something like death. My altercation with the man has not gone unnoticed. Families that had been quietly playing stood still and stare at me. Some of the braver souls approached. “What the hell happened?” A burly looking man asked as he examined the man. I could say nothing, I had been struck temporarily mute by what just happened. “Jesus, you sick bastard, what did you do to this guy?” he asked turning on me menacingly. I tried to explain that I found him this way, besides the unconscious part at least, but before I could say a word a fist slammed into my face and I crashed to the earth. The last things I was aware of before the world went dark were the burly man leaning down to see if the business man was still breathing, and the burly man’s scream when the businessman's teeth sank into his neck. I awoke, and I knew I must be hallucinating, seeing a vision of my past. As I laid on the ground I saw a doctor approach me. He was covered in dried blood, fresh from surgery no doubt. “I'm sorry, there's nothing that could have been done” he said. My mouth was still not working so I though my part of the conversation. “Can I see her?” I asked. “ Your wife is in there but we have already...uh...disposed of...” My eyes went wide, I broke down, “I never even...got to see...my...I should have been here” The doctor looked at me with pity in his eyes. “It would not have changed anything, it was simply not meant to be.” As my world began to settle back into reality I realized my hallucination was not completely fabricated. A doctor was walking by the same path that I had been laid low upon, blood did stain the front of his shirt though it was most likely his own as his intestines dangled near his knees. I lay still on the road, closed my eyes shut and played possum, hoping he would pass me by like you would drive by
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roadkill. My hopes were rewarded and the doctor continued shambling on for several minutes before I felt it was safe enough for me to stand up.
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