Where to Bury the Dead

At the weekend, I did a little field trip to check the accuracy of my chosen ‘body dumping’ site in my WIP. I took plenty of pictures to share with you and am already starting to feel a little homesick for these landscapes, even though I haven’t left them yet… Tentative quotes from relevant passages precede each picture.

They’d left the motorway and were climbing higher and higher into the Jura.

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The road was a tangle of crazed twists, and Melinda was glad she wasn’t the one driving.

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In spring and summer the road would be teeming with motorcyclists who believed they were training for vertical Moto GP…

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There was no barrier to protect you from the sheer drop below, only those pathetic red sticks to mark the road in case of snowfall.

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They thought this might be the forest path they’d taken the previous day…

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‘We’ll have to leave the car and head there on foot…’

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They found a ditch between two long bushes, the perfect place to leave their burden.

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21 thoughts on “Where to Bury the Dead”

    1. Thank you, if only you knew… It was far too sunny and the sun was in the wrong position, so it was a bit hard to take pictures. Lots of ‘shading the lense with the hand’ and creeping about in undergrowth…

  1. Oh… stunning views but those twisty roads & sudden drops immediately evoke vertigo & nausea (remember a road trip down from Gruyere to Montreux felt like we were going to do an Italian Job at anytime) … love the idea of a field trip! determined to squeeze an Italian theme into my WIP to justify a month ‘foraging’ for authenticity 🙂

  2. See, that’s how murderers get caught – by publishing pictures of the burial site on their blogs! You’ll have to dig the body up now and move it… 😉

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