Odd Questions

The story’s main body is down.  Now I am going through and adding some details and fixing timeline errors, etc.  It also gives me a closer look at the M.O. and making sure the details fit.  However, not showing/telling/giving information out that could be harmful, i.e. how to commit murder and almost get away with it.  I want to say ‘almost’ because I don’t want any of my books to cause harm to another living Soul, human or animal.

Still, the story requires plausible information.  While I was writing yesterday, The Husband asked me what I was thinking so hard about as he placed lunches onto the table for us.  After the blessing and we started to eat, I told him:  “What if…there were some visible bones in the backyard and you knew you couldn’t find them all to get rid of them before the authorities got there to do a search – What would you do?  Would you turn them under – like till them under like you’re working on your garden?  Would the tiller get the bones deep enough so they wouldn’t be detected?  What if the FBI used the ground penetrating radar?  They would still be found?  Burn them?  But wouldn’t the neighbors want to know what you were burning?”  I turned to look at him and asked in all seriousness:  “What would you do?”

Him:  “Not kill anyone in the first place.”

Me:  “This is a serious question, Husband.  I need to look at this from a lot of different angles.”

Him:  “Nope.”  He then proceeded to quietly and peacefully eat his lunch while I ponder murder questions and evidence being left behind.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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1 Response to Odd Questions

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    Ah, the lot of a writer! Ever read Dashiell Hammett’s “The Thin Man”? In that crime story, the body is disposed of in such a way as to leave false clues. That’s something else you may want to consider.

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