Oklahoma native Carrie Tomlinson lives on Boyleston street, about a block away from the epicenter of the Boston Marathon explosion.
“Initially it was a lot of fear for the majority of the people I talked to,” Tomlinson said. “Right after that, it was anger then it kind of morphed into more fear.”
Since the deadly blast she’s been on edge avoiding trash cans and other street staples.
“The initial reports of bombs being in trash cans and on the side walks was scary it made you more aware of your surroundings,” she said.
Trapped inside her home, she’s unnerved by the eerie silence.
Tomlinson said, “We could hear birds chirping which we don’t normally hear, the wind blowing and that’s just not normal noises for us in the city. It made you feel like you were in a scifi movie or end of the world”
The past couple of days reminds her of her life in Oklahoma City after the Murrah bombing, she says the feelings never go away.
“The idea that you could walk out on the street and be hurt or killed at any moment for any reason is a very jarring experience and I think the people in Oklahoma know exactly what that’s like,” said Tomlinson.