I just recently started writing again after a long break and need help with my starting paragraphs.
The loud thundering of footsteps echoes in the corridor as he stumbles, attempting to pick up the pendant he dropped only to swipe at nothing. He lays down, his eyes squinting trying to fumble around the ground wasting time and only finding junk. His hands start to pick up grit as his searching gets hastier. The tiny grains of sand and rocks start to prick at him. Searching and searching, he gets more desperate as time goes by.
His breathing gets faster and faster, afraid of what would happen if he got caught. His mind starts to go foggy and hazy from the lack of carbon dioxide. His rapid beating heart thumping in his ears. The sudden expansion and compression of his lungs start to burn him as he finally starts to try and regain a calm mind.
“This can’t be, this can’t be. Where is it?”
Tapping his hands against the metal below, he finally finds the pendant as the thumping gets louder.