Help, oh please, somebody help me, any body help me. I am in total blackness, this is far worse then mere darkness. I am cold and my body shivers and I feel as if I must either be dead or in the belly of a whale. I shout to you please do something, do anything, save me, help me. I have called on God and I think I am not important enough for him to hear me.
Maybe I am dead and why would God hear the voice of the dead? I think I talk out loud but perhaps not and my voice is only in the void of my head. Like a tree that falls in the woods if no one is there to hear it, did it make a noise? I am shouting to you, please get up off your couch and give me aide. Call the officials, ah yes it is no doubt to late, they would be of no help at all.
I guess you must wonder where I am? I have no idea at all, I can give you no hint to this place. You must wonder well how did you get into this place? I can't say with great detail, but I will indeed tell you what I can. Yet if you hear me not, does my telling you, my pleading matter any more then wind blowing over a open and bare ocean?
It all happened so simple. See, ok perhaps a bad choice of words, it happened this way. I am in Seattle, Washington on a work project. I woke up this morning, well I am sorry maybe it was yesterday or even perhaps a week has gone and come. I woke up whatever day it was, I know it was Saturday and decided I wanted to drive to the mountains.
I rented a car here at the Hotel and headed out. I have no idea what highway I was on, but I was on a two lane curvy road. I just passed a gas station and I saw in front of me up on a mountain bluff a cave. I put no thought into it, I used no logic, I just decided to do it.
I drove back to the station. I bought a cheap flashlight and a couple of cokes, and snacks. I bought beef jerky and mm's. And I headed back toward the bluff. It was starting to snow, and I parked off the road a ways not wanting the car to be stolen.
I started the climb and it went good. The cheap back pack loaded with all I should need for a few hours of fun. For its great fun to see caves. I fell once but was ok, and went on. Once I entered the cave I was amazed. The beauty of it all and only a short walk and I was in a big cavern. I was enjoying reading, 'Billy was here', 'Mary loves Willy', 'Kim is gay' and such like.
Then I saw a big rock and I walked over, I noticed behind the Rock is another cave. I squeezed and pushed and pulled and I made it into that opening. I know, I showed as much the lack of common sense of a two year old. It looked like by the beam of the limited light as if maybe no one has been here in a thousand years.
I was walking and sometimes crawling. I was getting cold and I came to a spot I could stand. I stood and was zipping up my jacket and I hear the rattle of a snake. I jumped back, yes I know I should of stood still, but fear hit.
When I jumped back instead of hitting a wall, I was falling. I backed over a ledge. I felt the air go out of me when I hit the floor. I dropped the flashlight up above on the ledge. Total blackness. I was born mostly blind, I was not scared, I have experienced total blackness before.
My mind says grope the wall and go slow and follow the cave. It will come out some place. I don't know how long I have walked, or the direction. Twice I have fallen over what I think is Skelton's bones. One felt as if it was human. I have hit my head and was knocked out.
I have ate my beef jerky, it is gone and my candy. Hours maybe days ago I drank the last of my Coke. I am so cold, I have no matches or lighter, I don't smoke. I hear no sound of water running, in fact I hear only my breathing. I don't have my COPD meds and I am struggling now to breath. I don't have my blood pressure medicines that keep my heart stable, and truth is, I hurt.
You and only you are my last hope. I covered myself with my jacket and slept. When I woke up I some how lost it. Now I am so cold, I don't know if I can go on, the cave is now where I am crawling on my belly. I am so very tired.
What will my teammates do, or what did they do? They didn't know I rented car or where I was going. Did they just assume I ran off with a beautiful woman and joke about it? Did they have my room checked? Have they called any one like the police? I wonder if they even care? No doubt eating lunch and laughing ,that fool must of run off with some chickie.
So if you don't hear me now, crying in the blackness......maybe I am already dead. No I refuse to accept that, you have time to help me. While there is breath there is hope. Ok, that's nothing but a lie, I feel no hope. I scratched on the wall, my name and I love my family. I know, stupid no one will ever see it.
Please hear me, do something, surely if you find the car you will see the cave. I am so tired, let me scream one more time, help....please help.....the blackness owns me, I pray for the light.