That feeling washes over me. I can't breathe. I can't scream. I can't move my limbs. I am helpless, paralyzed. I struggle, but it's useless. There's nothing I can do. I am powerless. All my strength has left me. My voice has left me. There's only fear now. A fear so heavy, I am crushed under it. A giant black weight on me. I struggle to just inhale. If I can just inhale, I will be able to move something. A finger. A toe. An eye. This can't be happening. This isn't happening. I gnash my teeth. I twist and turn. Terror envelopes me. My mind races. My heart pounds. My muscles twitch.
I wake up, covered in sweat.