He was familiar with this feeling.
It was one of sudden deep regret. It accompanied moments in time which separated life irreversibly into two discrete periods—the past, which held the possibility that the present could have been averted, and the future, which would be defined by the consequences. The feeling was usually accompanied by a distinctive, haunting sound, like the crunch of two car bodies slamming into each other, or the snap of a bone breaking.
This time, the feeling was accompanied by the sound of shattering glass, but the feeling was fleeting, because very quickly there was not enough blood in his brain to support feelings, or life.
–By Steven Swordspire