Why do people shy away from Death or talking about Death?

I have just had an email from a member of my family, who wanted to know why I wrote murder stories. Could I not write stories about Labradors or Horses, since I have had a lot of both! He thought writing murder stories was being morbid!Also when you get to a certain age it is very depressing! Considering he has never read a Murder Story book, how can he pass judgement!

The answer I gave him, will not appear here! but I will give you a brief summary.

If you go down the way he is thinking, then I should be writing about Murders, as I worked in a University Department of Forensic Medicine, and murders were crossing my path on a daily basis, together with suspicious deaths – which also make a good story! You cannot allow the cases to become a burden, you must have a life outside of the work.

I have been retired for a number of years now, and it is only now that I can look at my stories I was writing when I was much younger, and which I have published three of on Amazon.  No they are nothing like any cases I have ever met, nor should they be.

I would like to confirm that the stories I write are pure fiction! I shall never forget that cases, I came across were someone’s loved ones.  The people I write about are totally made up on my pad! complete fiction! Lots of people enjoy a “good” murder story, the more “juicey” for some the better!

I rest my case – I shall carry on writing total fiction! Whether my “Big” Cousin thinks I should or not! You can see what Sir Merlin thinks about it, he has turned his back completely.

Take care, have fun.

Millie Aveyard.

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Sir Merlin does not agree with my Cousin, and nor do I!

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