What It Feels Like To Die by Warren Benedetto

“Mama?” Madelyn asked. “What does it feel like to die?”

“It’s like falling asleep. Except when you fall asleep, you wake up in the same place. When you die, you wake up in a Rejuvenator.”

“Is it scary?”

“Not at all. You don’t even remember what happened.”

“You don’t know how you died?”

Madelyn’s mother stepped to the edge of the maglev platform and peered down the tunnel, looking for the next train. “Nope.”

“Not even if someone killed you?”


As the train exploded from the tunnel, Madelyn slipped behind her mother and shoved her onto the tracks.


Warren Benedetto writes short fiction about horrible people doing horrible things. He is a full member of the SFWA. He is also the developer of StayFocusd, the world’s most popular anti-procrastination app for writers. He built it while procrastinating. Visit www.warrenbenedetto.com and follow @warrenbenedetto on Twitter.

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