Prompt for January 25, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

He sat down hard on the stairs, his breath coming in short gasps as he struggled to breath. He tried to breath more deeply but it felt like he was underwater and the air wasn’t coming through. His vision, never the best at any time due to his astigmatism, was blurry and out of focus as he tried to see if anyone was coming.

But the stairs were deserted, as was the running path that intersected the stairs.

His inhaler, lost on the trail when he tripped, wasn’t going to help him now. The spots in his eyes grew bigger as his shortness of breath continued to deprive his body of much needed oxygen. The blood pounded in his eyes and he thought he heard his wife calling him, asking him if he was alright, but all he knew was that he drowning on dry land.

Post a link to the story in the comments.

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