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Energy Dependence Day, Chapter 47: Escape

I completed my first novel, Energy Dependence Day, a few years ago. While I’ve been happy with the reviews, it’s not exactly burning up the “best sellers” charts. With that in mind, I figure I’ll have to come up with the movie soundtrack for Energy Dependence Day on my own. “Escape” outlines Raja’s attempt to evade his co-conspirators or captors, which is it? Afloat in the Persian Gulf, Raja struggles to make it back to shore. Will he be captured, drown, or make it back alive.

Escape – by Christian F. Burton – Copyright © Copyright 2013

The waves carry my life to me. Why was I too blind to see? Here at the end, it’s all so clear, the brutal clarity of deathly fear. An aching heart beats in my chest longing for a moments rest. Still, I swim on through the night unwilling to give up the fight.

One, two, three, four. Death’s behind me for sure. Five, six, seven, eight. I can see heaven’s gate. Nine, ten, eleven, twelve. I am sinking into hell.

The waves carry my fears with them. Every sight signals the end. How did I get here? Why did I fall? Was it possible to ignore their call? Will I make it til sunrise, or will I get a deathly surprise? My muscles ache with every stroke. I’m ready to go up in smoke.

One, two, three, four. Death’s behind me for sure. Five, six, seven, eight. I can see heaven’s gate. Nine, ten, eleven, twelve. I am sinking into hell.

The waves carry me back to shore. What awaits behind dawn’s door? Life and death struggle in me. Which will finally set me free? Will I fall beneath the waves, or be crushed by hatred’s slaves. I guess that’s the price you pay. It seems I’m dead either way.

One, two, three, four. Death’s behind me for sure. Five, six, seven, eight. I can see heaven’s gate. Nine, ten, eleven, twelve. I am sinking into hell.

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Written by Chris B.

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