In a video game I play, there's a diary I found, and at the end of a person who wrote it describes that her husband stands outside the door and wants to kill her. The diary ends with a sentence and a text in parentese I don't understand:
"someone please hel...(The writing trails off the end of the page.)
TFD def for "trail off" To dwindle, diminish, or fade away; to become fainter or weaker. Used especially, though not exclusively, in reference to speech or music.
Or perhaps it's not a phrasal verb at all. I dunno.
What excactly is happening with the writing?