The sound was deafening and the confusion was debilitating. Blake was struggling to pick himself up off the floor and wondering what had just happened. The only light streamed in through a small window near the ceiling as the sun crawled over the horizon.
As Blake strained to scan the room, he could see others getting up. They were all covered in dust and debris. His ears were still ringing from the explosion.
Just a moment before, he was beginning his first meeting with his leadership team as the new CEO and then, this. . . .
“Is everyone okay?” Blake yelled.
“I’m okay,” came a voice though the shadows.
“Me, too,” said another.
A third ...