Split Brain (A Short Story)

Split Brain (A Short Story)

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by Jameson Kowalczyk
     
 

A man wakes up to find something has turned half the occupants of his city into violent, bloodthirsty killers. Even worse, because of a rare neurological condition, it has turned half of him into one as well.

Overview

A man wakes up to find something has turned half the occupants of his city into violent, bloodthirsty killers. Even worse, because of a rare neurological condition, it has turned half of him into one as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032961505
Publisher:
Jameson Kowalczyk
Publication date:
12/26/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
583,146
File size:
79 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you enjoy the stories you find here. I write a mix of thrillers, literary fiction, horror, and sci-fi. I like memorable characters, fast pacing, big ideas, and endings that hit the reader like a bombshell. If you read something please take a moment to rate it, leave a review, and/or tell a friend.

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Split Brain 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worrth reading. Wish it was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome idea...only being half zombie due to neurological reasons. Wish it was longer. It would make a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different type of zombie story from the zombies point of view. I almost gave it one less star because I did Not want it to end. I want the main character to continue doing what he was doing and have more exciting adventures. Dear Author, Please continue your story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book was good I just wished the story was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
then this story is for you...i actually like it because for the fact he was changed half way...i can not tell you how or why because it would ruin the short story and again would recommend this to anyone who loves zombies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting take on zombies. good if needing a quick read at 31 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jameson K seems like he might know what hes doing with the Zombie genre. Its very rare to see such a suscinct Zombie plot with a positive moral conclusion. What I am speaking to is, of course, the tendency within the Zombie genre that forces the reader to conclude that they would kill an inflicted loved one. Kowalczyk, rather, asks the reader to ponder if they have even half a brain to save a stranger despite the overwhelming urge to survive. In addition, the narrator's omnicience and sympathy gives a fresh voice to an idea that can often be as dead and dragging as its subject.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good ending
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written--tje explanations of the author as to why the main chatacter was actually fpne vrry erll
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great short story, a novel take on the zombie genre
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truely scay for the fat ha he was the momser ......it shows that you xannot fight your nature but try to live with it. Wow i kind feeel sorry for him being trapped inside of a monsterous body "brrrrrrrrrr" shivers. D..J.L
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not big on zombie stories but this one was excellent. It took the usual zombie character and went in a direction
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellant. I don't think I've ever heard of a story from the zombies or in this case, the half zombie point of view. Made you feel sorry for the guy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in and sorts all the leaves and syrups and mixeses shes found. She leaves to collect more items
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different spin on lead charactor being half zombie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One never knows that once the apocolypse hits.....you never know who your most unlikely savior is going to be!!! Wowza!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short story, which will doubtless be enough cause for some to mark it down. However, as a short story, it is a good one. It is built around a cool idea, progressed well, and ended on a satisfying note. It is pretty much free of grammar and spelling errors. I recommend it to anyone who wants a good zombie story. I do have gripes with the way protagonist's neurological condition is presented, but, given the inherently mind-boggling nature of the condition and the confusion that results from trying to imagine what it might be like to suffer from it, the author made a good effort, especially considering the added element of zombieism. He had some trouble describing the character's actions in terms of the split brain and the fact that the right brain controls the left side of the body and the left brain controls the right side, but again, I imagine that this would be a very difficult thing to write, and it is no wonder that it is not perfect, especially without an editor. The author tackled a challenge with this one, and although the result is not perfect, it is respectable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredible story. Loved every page and wanted more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is excellent! The storyline was so creative!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent short story. 31 pages wish it could hve been longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read so many of these man wakes up to a new reality stories and this one is typical.Not badly written but predictable. I gave it three stars because I think the writer has promise if he can get away from trying too hard to shock. With a bit more subtlety it would have had four. Good try!