It was like a wave, 

dragging you down beneath the surface. 

And in that second the world stopped. 

You stopped. 

Everything changed. 

Yet no one else saw a difference. 

And things just continued as they always had. 



It no longer mattered where the pain was coming from or who was providing it, for nothing was felt anymore. A great wave of numbness spread, sweeping so deep the joys were wiped clean along with the pain. All that remained was a great void, a blank slate, where nothing existed.