Greg didn't know how long he had lain on the floor when he came to, but the room was spinning. His right knee was hurting and when he put his hand down to feel it, blood smeared his hand. His back ached, and his elbow felt bruised.
He lay quietly for a few minutes and gradually the dizziness subsided somewhat. It was then he heard a cough followed by shuffling footsteps above. Someone else was in the house
His thoughts filled with pictures of the escaped prisoner. His heart raced and his mouth went dry. He had better be quiet and wait till whoever it was had gone.
Greg's nose began itching with the dust. He tried to stifle it but a sneeze rocked his whole body.