The Ups and Downs of Being Dead
Fifty-seven year old Robert Malone is the CEO of a successful clothing store chain and married to a former model. When his doctor tells him he is dying of cancer, he refuses to go quietly. Instead of death, Robert chooses cryonics. He knows it’s a long shot. His frozen body will be stored in liquid nitrogen for the next seventy-five years, and then he’ll wake up in the future. Maybe. If technology figures out a way to bring him back.
He’s willing to take that gamble.
What he doesn’t realize is that he won’t lie in some dreamless state all that time. His soul is very much awake, and free to move about, just like the others who were frozen before him.
About Marsha Cornelius (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
In 2016, Cornelius organized a monthly literary event called A Novel Idea. She invites five authors to read excerpts to guests at local restaurants in Canton and Alpharetta, Georgia. When she's not spotlighting other authors, she writes. Her novels include:
H10N1 - A thriller about the survivors of a flu pandemic gone awry.
The Ups and Downs of Being Dead - A man has his body cryonically-frozen rather than face death.
Losing It All - A homeless man helps a mother and two children get off the streets.
Habits Kick Back - A college girl stops taking pills that control her weight, help her concentrate, keep her awake, improve her mood, and even suppress her sexual appetite.
A Tale of Moral Corruption - Where women rule and men know their place.
Up To No Good - a busybody suspects her neighbors are making porn videos at home.
Into the Pond - sequel to Up To No Good. Busybody looks into how a woman drowns.