About the death part:
I’m taking an outstanding, Sisters in Crime (SINC) on-line course with Phyllis Middleton on crime scenes. Comprehensive, intriguing and oh so gory. I mean really – Who doesn’t like explicit details about and graphic pictures of, decomposing bodies? lol
Did you know that…
If I were to die alone in my house, my houseflies and pets would eat my flesh and within three days, whether they ate me or not, my face would be unrecognizable. Lovely, eh.
As soon as I die, flies will be attracted to my smell (mostly houseflies and blowflies as in pic). They will lay eggs around my orifices and any available wounds. The young maggots will move through my body and populate it scavenging the semi-liquid body materials.
Then the beetles with big jaws will move in. They can really chew. They’ll feed on my skin and tendons as my body dries out.
Meanwhile, my intestinal fauna will digest my intestines, and when they’re gone will move on to eat the surrounding internal organs. My body will eat itself.
My final recycling effort.
Perhaps I’m taking this all too personally.
I don’t watch CSI shows because they gross me out, but the intricate way nature takes back our bodies piece by piece is fascinating, and this course rocks.
Don’t you wish you were a mystery writer?
About The Thrill
<My scalp tingles.>
Some of the workshops I’ve picked out are: “The Series Character: How to do it right” with Michael Connelly,
<I’m having difficulty swallowing>
“Small Things” with John Sandford,
<My shoulders tighten, my hands tremble>
and “Off on the Right Foot: When to Outline and When to Write” with T.Jefferson Parker.
I feel especially lucky, because I will be volunteering for six hours on the third day which I didn’t pay to attend. Working on the registration table and at the cocktail party I’ll get more opportunity to network. It’s all very exciting. And then there’s the Statue of Liberty.
Now it’s your turn…
Do dead bodies interest you? I can’t believe I asked that, but you know what I mean.
(Pictures from Wikipedia)