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When I Woke Up I Knew I was Dead: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

N. Primak
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

One day Sean wakes up with a strange realization: he is dead. Every part of him is acutely aware of his deceased state, but, in a time when death has been 'cured', it would be foolish of him to advertise his feelings. Could Sean convince anyone that death is still possible, or will he be made to regret the moment he opened his mouth? A satirical look at the power of society and humanity's outlook on death.

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  • File Size: 27 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,747 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I think I just didn't get it October 27, 2011
By mikej
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This was a well written short story that kept you interested in really trying to figure out what was going on. Was he really dead? How could he be dead and no one would notice? Why was it such a bad thing to say you were dead? It was weird and when it ended I just felt like saying..."huh?" but, it was well written and it kept me interested so I give it 3 stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny unusual story August 18, 2011
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In this funny story, when Sean woke up, he realized that he was dead. He tried to convince his parents that he was dead, but they didn't believe him and became very upset. They began to scream at each other and blame each other for causing Sean to have the condition that made him think he was dead. Then, later, at school, he recognized that a girl in his class was also dead. He asked her about it and she agreed, she was dead. Why weren't people noticing that they were dead? Was it some kind of conspiracy? How could Sean make his parents understand that he was not crazy? What he could he do to prove that he was dead? Read the humorous story and find out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a bit predictable, and very very short April 3, 2013
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I liked some of the writing style of the story, but ultimately the abrupt shortness and the telegraphed ending left me less than satisfied.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother February 23, 2013
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This is not a book or even a short story, basically. It's like an outline of a possible story but that's it. A guy wakes up, claims he is dead, his parents think he's nuts, he finds a girl who claims she's dead and he kills himself and wakes up.

All the makings for a possible very good book but, in this form, it's an outline and nothing more. Nothing makes sense, nothing is given a frame of reference, no back story, nothing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. February 16, 2013
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I got this as a free download so I didn't have anything to lose by reading it. I kept finding myself wanting to like it more than I did. Honestly I think the story could have been really good as something longer but what was left just seemed to be missing something like the other work I've read from this author. Something makes me want to like it, but then it just seems to be missing something for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Twice Dead October 2, 2012
By CLox
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I picked up this story for two reasons: 1st, I liked the title; 2nd, most of the reviews were favorable.

Now the story's initial opening caught my interest, but it failed to hold it for long. There wasn't any tension and the character wasn't fully developed. Nothing happened. There wasn't a real plot to the tale. In the end, the story proved an easy read, but a boring read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing Ending August 23, 2012
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I really enjoyed the way this story was written. I liked the way the story begins, and how the author does a good job of pulling you into the main character's world.

The author did a very good job of keeping me interested, making this one of those stories I had to read til the end. That's where a ran into a problem...I didn't understand what thoughts the author wanted to leave the reader with or what message was meant to be conveyed.

If I understood the ending better I would have given this story five stars...but I would definitely be willing to read more by this author if other stories are available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars April 18, 2012
By Kellie
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As a lover of short stories, I go in hoping for a gem of a twist. For me, in an oddly uncertain way, this story pretty much delivered.
Most of it is an easy read. But at the end, I could only cringe and wonder if....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars When I Woke Up I Knew I was Dead
When Sean woke up, he realized that he was dead, but nobody else realised he was dead. Very interesting story and I enjoyed reading it.
Published 10 days ago by The most a-mazing bookworm
1.0 out of 5 stars Wake Up
The idea for this story really had potential, but as much as I hoped this little 16 page short would be awesome, it totally falls flat and really goes nowhere. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lucy Furr
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I was hoping for a witty end to this story. Unfortunately what transpires here is neither thought provoking or even interesting. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ehillman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me :(
I really didn't care for this short story. I felt that a few things were missing and I just didn't like it.
Published 12 months ago by chase
3.0 out of 5 stars Story is well-written, but left me wanting more
Technically, this is one of the better free short stories available on Kindle (at least, it was free when I downloaded it). The author has the mechanics of writing down. Read more
Published 16 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
5.0 out of 5 stars nice book!
This is a really good book that everyone should read. I recommend this book to people who like thrilling books.
Published 23 months ago by king runner
1.0 out of 5 stars Leads nowhere
Why do I always expect these stories to be logical? Not only does this story go nowhere, it is juvinile and not very interesting!
Published on September 19, 2012 by Patricia J. Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting story
It was an interesting story of a teen age boy who woke up to find himself dead in a world where there was cure for dead. Read more
Published on August 6, 2012 by the procrastinator
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