Dead & Listening: A short story about a long weekend
Stuck in a hospital bed on your birthday is not ideal. Stuck in a hospital bed on your birthday while comatose is worse. But, stuck in a hospital bed seemingly comatose, but able to hear, smell and – when they open your eyes – see everything around you is something else entirely. The only problem is, for the past few weeks Dan Malcolm hasn’t been able to actually tell anyone. Worst yet, his birthday present from the doctors is a long weekend deadline to wake up. Or… click.
With the help of his wife, a happy-go-lucky nurse and Patrick Swayze, Dan’s determination knows no bounds as he tries every trick in the book to get his itchy arse out of bed.