Dead Asleep (Preview)

Young geniuses explore what we can gain through near-death experiences and learn that death doesn't like to be cheated.

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Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

Today I’m graduating. This is going to be the best day of my life. #graduationday

Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

Also, today I'm dying. This is going to be the best day of my life. #deathday #phaseonebegins

Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

So Heli kind of believes that there will be something on the other side, you know, after we die.

Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

But really, she actually thinks that the two of us could return to these bodies with heightened senses. Well, under the right circumstances, anyway.

Later that day
Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

Well it looks like the three of us are leaving the party a bit sooner than planned.

Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

Heli is lying on the bed. All the equipment looks good. The drip is in, and we're ready to bring her back when the timer goes off.

Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

Here we go. I'm going first. Goodbye everyone. Be back soon.

The next day
Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

I just woke from the most vivid dream an hour ago.

Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

In the dream, I couldn't move. But then I realized I couldn't breathe, either.

Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

My eyes darted around, and then I noticed two figures in the peripheral of my vision.

Heli Diggs
@younGGirlGenius

It was Hessen, and Noodle, the cat we tested on.

Later that week
Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

Weird, but I'm going to record it anyway: I think I'm becoming partially psychic.

Martin Hessen
@4eyedmartian

It's like, I can now see all the signs that point to an action occurring before it happens.

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