Death is always an easy topic when writing a character in a book. I can kill him off instantly, he or she may die of natural causes, there’s so many possibilities, that I probably will never learn them all.
I was in a discussion with a friend over death recently; probably, not the way you would think anyways. I was asked what I would want done with my body after I die? Halfheartedly, I said cremated. They asked me why, don’t you want to be buried with your family? That really wasn’t the issue for me, I don’t like the idea of bugs and worms feeding on my body while I’m eight feet under. I’d rather just be cremated to feel the pain just one time rather than over time, ridiculous, right? I was told that’s just stupid, your dead you won’t feel a thing. That was exactly my point from the beginning, but felt like having the pointless conversation.
But truth be told, who say’s we have no feelings when we die? Science? Common sense? It doesn’t really matter. In the back of my head I always wonder, if I’m buried and dead maybe my soul is trapped or some other name if you like.
My truthful answer, I rather be cryogenically frozen; depending how I die and how old I am. I love the idea of a slim chance that I could come back to life in two to ten thousand years from now, just to see what has come of our earth and the way life has changed; or if there is much life left at all. If laws are crazy, like people being arrested for not recycling. Crazy stuff like that, even if it was for ten minutes, it would be worth it.
One of my Characters that pops his head in my next book, Burning Through Their Eyes is Adam Lorn, who has visions of the future, and he has his own book of what the future may hold for us, if things continue the way they are. He’s always looking for a way to change that future for the better, because his future is pretty grim for us.
The book I’m writing right now though is, The Devil’s Circus, about immortal Circus entertainers that deal with suicides and the regrets people have after committing suicide. They try anything they can to come back to life after their selfish death; it has its own twist on what happens to people after suicide, and the monsters they become. I’m pretty excited about it, and a lot of the profits for that book are going to AFSP, if you don’t know what that is, you should. I haven’t decided yet, but I may throw a chapter or two of that book at the end of the book I’m releasing next month.
always looking forward to you own opinions and thoughts.