By Sandra Nachlinger
“He has to die.” Jackie’s forehead creased in a frown.
Linda paused before answering. “Well, you could always drown him.”
“Yeah, I thought about that, but he’s a pretty good swimmer. He might live.”
“That could be a problem.” Linda booted up her laptop and typed a few words. “It says here that the most common cause of accidental death is related to car wrecks. Number two is falling objects.”
Linda laughed. “Like in those old Tom and Jerry cartoons? Drop a piano on him or a huge flower pot? I don’t think so.”
“Hmmm. How about poison?”
(Names have been changed to protect the guilty.)
Are we listening to dialogue between two would-be assassins? No, just a sample of brainstorming at one of my writing group meetings. We’ve often speculated that if something bad should happen to one of our friends or family members, a review of search history from our computers could be problematic.
“Honest, officer. I was just trying to put together a realistic scene.”
What research could be held against you in a court of law?