What Comes to Everyone
David had forgotten to have his breakfast on the day that he crossed the main road on the way to college and was hit by a speeding Mercedes Benz.
The driver stopped and got out of the car. David's girlfriend screamed and ran over to him, and started crying and calling his name. A pedestrian who had witnessed the accident called an ambulance, and told her not to move him.
There was no light, just darkness. David sat up. There was ground beneath him and it felt hard and cold, and yet the whole space about him seemed empty like a great black nothingness. But David could still feel his body. He tentatively touched his left side, which had felt the full force of the impact when the car had hit him, but could feel no wounds.
He stood up and turned around, looking for some feature that would place him in space or time. Then he spotted the tiniest pinprick of light, and a faint sound coming from it, a long, flat