I awoke with a coldness running through my veins and the hair on the back of my neck standing on end. My heartbeat was so loud it left a ringing in my ears and the adrenaline pumping through my body was starting to make my limbs tremble. The sound of choking, which I thought was only a nightmare, was actually coming from the bed on the other side of the room. As my mind raced to settle on a scenario – an intruder was choking my friend Cheryl to death was what I quickly came up with – and my body struggled to mobilise, I quietly reached for my phone and keys while trying to regulate my breathing.
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