Starring Paige Erin Turner and Scott Torvea
Paige Erin Turner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection for the crime of murder. She waits in her holding room, dressed in a prison outfit and flip-flops. She thinks out loud about the execution. Whether she’ll die quickly. What she might feel and how her body will be treated afterward. The executioner arrives and calmly says “Miss Turner, it’s time, please come with me.” Paige suddenly feels terrified, and drops to her knees. She begs to be spared, claiming that she is innocent. The executioner eventually has to help her to her feet and practically drag her out of the room.
At the execution gurney, he orders Paige to remove her flip-flops and lay down. She reluctantly complies, then starts to cry as the executioner straps her down. Once she is secured, he opens the top of her outfit to attach the electrodes for the EKG. “Is it gonna hurt?” Paige whispers to him nervously.
“As long as you don’t fight it, you won’t feel a thing,” the executioner reassures her, “It’ll be over before you know it”. She’s still afraid, and starts to tremble. “It’s so cold in here,” she whispers to herself.
The executioner backs away and reads out her death warrant: “Paige Erin Turner, you have been found guilty of murder and sentenced to die by lethal injection. Three drugs will now be injected into your body in order to cause unconsciousness, followed by death. Do you have any final words before your sentence is carried out?” Paige makes a final, frantic plea for mercy, repeating “Please! Let me talk to my lawyer! I’m innocent! I don’t wanna die!” Her words fade into pitiful sobbing as the executioner marks the start of the execution at 7:30 PM, and administers the first drug. Paige feels a sting as the needle enters her arm. “NO!!!” She screams and tries to pull away, but she’s firmly tied down. She struggles against the restraints and begins to cry uncontrollably.
Paige feels her heart racing, and she begins to hyperventilate. The overdose of sedatives in the first syringe quickly takes effect. After a minute or two, Paige starts to feel drowsy, and her breathing becomes more labored. She panics, ignoring the executioner’s advice as she tries to fight off sleep. “No…no…I don’t wanna die,” she repeats as she stares at the ceiling and forces her body against the straps. Slowly, she stops resisting and eventually lies still. She continues breathing deeply, and it seems as if she’s asleep, but her eyes remain open.
The executioner gently closes them and turns on the EKG monitor as he prepares the second injection. Paige doesn’t move or react as the second poison is plunged into her arm. Initially, there’s no reaction in Paige’s body. Then, her breathing starts to get slower and weaker. After a few moments, she gasps loudly. Her body starts to struggle, but her mind is barely conscious. The EKG beeps rapidly as waves of adrenaline force her body to stay alive. Her eyes open and stare blankly at the ceiling, but all she can perceive is a pulsing white light.
After a few minutes, her body tenses up, and her fingers and toes curl in her final throes. Her cheeks blush as her oxygen-deprived brain releases a flood of endorphins. The last thing Paige feels is a warm, orgasm-like sensation over her entire body. Her fading thoughts pass through her mind as her senses begin to fail.
She gives in and collapses limp onto the gurney with a final grunt of surrender. Her lungs take a few short dying breaths, and her feet twitch as her heartbeat slows down. She groans as though she’s in pain, but her face is relaxed. The beeps of the EKG slow down until it barely registers a pulse. A final shudder passes through her body, and her fingers and toes clench tightly. Even though she’s practically brain dead by this point, her body still refuses to give up.
Finally, Paige dies, her last breath escapes in a long sigh and her heart flatlines on the EKG. Her bladder releases its contents as she dies, creating a dark spot between her legs. Paige’s eyes stay locked in a death stare. Her feet and hands continue to twitch every few seconds.
The executioner approaches Paige’s body and closes her eyes for the last time, then turns off the EKG monitor and manually checks for a pulse to confirm that she’s dead. He feels her wrist, and presses a stethoscope to her chest and listens for a few seconds. Nothing. The only movements are a few final spasms of her feet. He announces the time of death and says “Paige Erin Turner’s sentence of death by lethal injection has been carried out successfully”. Undoes the restraints, and strips off Paige’s clothing. He then leaves her naked body exposed on the gurney for the morgue crew to pick up.