Do you know what terror is?
Mind-numbing, soul-gripping terror?
That single moment when all of existence seems to freeze and crystallize.
Things seem to be happening but time is still.
Your breath catches in your throat, and you can feel your pulse pounding loud and hard and fast.
It’s in your ears, your hands, and your gut, just pumping away.
Your eyes widen and your mouth hangs open in a silent scream.
That single moment of pure, uncut, unadulterated terror.
It’s followed by he shadow of terror.
In an effort to avoid that feeling you jump at every twitch and sound.
Sights and sounds constantly threaten you with the possibility that they might be full of that terror you felt once before.
Things are never quite the same.