A Conversation with Myself
Pain, darkness, more pain, sharp, whatís wrong with my leg?
Something on my face. Stabbing, shooting pain.
What is that taste? Dark stains, itís sticky on my face.
What is that? The air bag!? And, blood!
What happened? Shattered glass, the lights are on.
A tree. Smoke, there must be fire. Oh no!
Three Cís, Three Cís. Gotta get out, gotta open this door!
Itís stuck. PUSH! PUSH!
It wonít move. PUSH HARDER!
Have to calm down. Check for flames.
Donít see any.
The smoke isnít getting worse,
Thereís gotta be flames. Donít worry about that, push that door open!
It moved. It moved again! PUSH DAMNIT, PUSH HARDER!
What happened? It doesnít matter, OPEN THAT DOOR!
No flames, I can breathe ok.
Maybe there isnít any fire. Just get that door open.
How bad am I hurt? Donít worry about that, You can find out after.
There. It moved again! Push! There.
Itís open. Itís not enough.
It has to be enough. Pull. Pull, reach out and grab to get leverage.
Good. Pull again.
Half through. Ok, again.
One more time should do it.
Breathe. Youíre out.
No flames. Stand up and check it.
Nauseating, horrible pain.
What happened? Get back up.
Ahh! More pain!
Something is wrong with my leg. Check it.
Itís not my thigh. Lower. There. There it is.
Is it broken? It must be.
Thatís, thatís bone? Gotta be.
Thatís why I canít stand. Check for flames.
No flames. Call 911.
No service. Try anyway.
Nothing. Try again!
Nothing. Thereís got to be! Try it AGAIN!
Nothing. SCREAM FOR HELP!
Echoes. Listen, was that a response?
What else is wrong? Scream again!
No one is going to hear. Youíre dying.
I canít. Itís her birthday. You will.
I wonít. Please, God, not on her birthday. Too much blood.
No. I canít. I can make. At least until tomorrow. Not likely.
I have to. Then scream!
There. Again. Louder!
Whereís the nearest house? Too far.
Stand up and look. Your leg is broken. In half.
I have to, use the car.
Pull. Your going to make it worse.
I have to figure out where a house is, I can use their phone.
There. Is that a house.
Yes. You canít stand, how will you get there.
Iíll do it.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! You canít do this. Youíll make it worse.
I canít die. Not tonight! Youíre going to.
Iíll crawl. Youíre going to die
I have to make it until tomorrow You wonít, you're too badly hurt
She turned two today
I can crawl to that house and call from there Youíll never make it
I have to try, I donít want her growing up knowing I died on her birthday
You think Iím going to die? Yes
I have to be calm, I can make it to that house How?
Iíll crawl Did you feel that?
Yes The bones are broken in half
I know, I feel it Youíre going to go into shock
How long do you think? Before you get to the house
I have to make it Yell for help
Hellllllllp!!!!! Keep doing it
I will after I move one more foot itís getting worse
Itís not as bad as before the shock is setting in
Itís the adrenaline Itís shock
A few more feet and Iíll rest
Hellllllllllp! Hellllllllp! Just wait for help to arrive in the morning
I canít it will be too late, Iím close Not that close
I can make it Youíre close, take a nap
Iím cold Youíve been shivering for awhile now
I know The blood loss and Shock
Iím close Are those stairs?
Looks like it What are you going to do?
I can make it How will you get in?
Donít know, Iíll figure it out
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Did you feel that?
Yes Youíre going to make your leg worse
I have to do it Youíre getting dizzy, you're going to pass out
I canít thereís the last step
There, I can rest Yell again
Not yet, I want to rest, Iím cold The shivering is getting worse
I know, I wish I could warm up You're getting hypothermia
Shouldnít be long now How will you get in?
There's a glass door, I can try that You think it will be open
Reach You canít
I can, there I got it it wonít open
It might nope, not budging
Thereís another one, I can try that it will be the same
I have to try, I canít die, not tonight itís useless
Almost there, this one is locked too I told you
I have to find a way in and get to the phone just wait til morning
I canít, I canít die, itís her birthday Your going to
No You will
HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP itís no use Youíve been out here for hours now
I need to find a way in, Iíll just rest a minute Go to sleep
I canít Iím too cold, just for a minute
Wait whatís thatÖitís broom handle maybe You can break the glass door
Maybe hit it
Youíre going to have to stand up and do it
Ahhhhhhhhhhh Hit it!
I am HARDER
I have break it You have to hit it HARDER!
I am itís not going to break
It should it wonít
It has to how many times are You going to do it, it wonít
It should itís not
It will nope
Damn it, I have to rest take a nap
I canít I might not wake up youíre going to die anyway
Please, God, just donít let me die tonight, let me stay at least until morning, Please
You think Heís gonna do something for You?
God, please donít let me die tonight, just one more day
WAIT, thatís a window You can break that, use the broomstick
I did! Hit it again
There it did again now stand up and clear it out
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh You have to stand up
Now clear it out and out Your jacket over it
There How will you get in?
Iím going to have to get my leg in first how?
Iíll put it up first and hop to the window Youíre going to make Your leg worse
Iím almost in now Youíre in the window, how will You get down?
Iíll have to drop in goodluck
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh now what?
Find a phone its pitch black
Use my cell phone across the room, thereís red light
It must be the charger on the phone get over there
OkÖgimme a minute Youíre almost there, You can get help!
I know almost there a few more feet
Almost there get in the chair
There pick up the phone, what are you waiting for?
I just thought of something What?
What if the service is turned off? Try it
I canít hit the button, it must be on
But what if..? try it
There dial toneÖ
It works! 9-1-1
New Hampshire 911 what is your emergency?
Iíve had an accident