The force of the bullet slamming into my body took my feet out from beneath me and threw me out the door. My face met the ground before any other part of me – the crushed quartz walkway cutting deep into its flesh. I heard my vertebrae pop loudly as they overextended. For a split second blackness coated my vision, and just for a moment I thought I was going to pass out...then the pain hit. It raced through every fiber of my being, burning me from the inside out. Silver.