In The Between

by Jason Warden

…Then the first of the black spots appeared. They flew toward her at amazing speed, doubling, tripling in size exponentially until she could only see light peripherally at the edge of vision, then that was gone as well. As the claustrophobic blackness encroached, the pressure around her ceased. No longer could she feel the ground beneath her or the restricting power of gravity above and around her. She was nothing within nothing.

 A sound, low and hypnotic pulsed from far away. She held her breath trying to hear it more clearly, but soon realized she had none left to hold