Once a writer, always a writer
Summer is coming...
I've never written a story where someone dies on screen, but this week my mystery writer persona or my ax murderer persona came out during a weeklong visit to Gettysbury, PA.
the battle was over 150 years ago but there are still dead bodies buried on the battlefield.
When we were at one location - the general leading us around said that this was where they were not able to find all of the bodies of soldiers.
In 1996, a strong rain released a body that had not been reburied in a cemetery, which started me thinking....hmmmm.....
If I was going to murder someone - why not dispose of the body here with a few Civil War buttons? They would think it was another soldier being found.
It might seem awful to think someone would do that in a sacred place, but what if...
This was the first time something like that popped into my head. It surprised
and delighted me.
I've spent a lot of time in the past this week. Things like social norms, how war was conducted and the way people thought in 1863 were unlike anything today. War was so civilized. Most of the generals went to school today, ate meals together and some were even related. I can't imagine waking up one day to realize you have to fight and possibly kill your friend. So, civilized.
Being at the Gettysburg Battlefield has given me ideas for future projects.
So, if you're excited for summer, check out my short story "Summer Camp" on Amazon for $.99. It will take you back to your summer camp days.
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