Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Grave Discovery

Hey, all, I meant to write sooner about my upcoming published story, but have had limited access to the internet the last couple weeks. So, here are a few more details.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the story is called “A Grave Discovery,” and it will be available to read on New Zenith Magazine. New Zenith will release print editions of their magazine four times a year. I will let you know when it is live. 

“A Grave Discovery” is a small murder mystery based in 19th century England. And um, well, it’s inspired by an incident that occurred a few years ago.

I was up in northern Indiana, visiting my cousins for a few days. Since I had missed the funeral of their parents, one of my cousins took me to the graveyard where her parents were buried that way I could pay my respects. When we arrived, the graveyard’s gates were up, blocking all of the entrances. Police swarmed the area; German Shepherds were sniffing the ground. My cousin got out of the car to ask what was going on, only to learn that a woman had been murdered and dumped in the graveyard. We got out of there fast.

While the incident inspired the story, “A Grave Discovery” is 98% fictional. Hopefully it will be entertaining and enjoyable, and will be perhaps the first of many published fictional stories to come.

More later!