I thought this would be a perfect Halloween post.
Yes, I'm still blogging about the Writers Police academy - it was such a fantastic weekend!
Above my daughter and I volunteered to dig a grave. Let me tell you - it's a heckuva lot harder than it looks. The first clank of my shovel hit rock. And it didn't get too much better after that. This was a very difficult task. I, for one, ran out of steam pretty quickly.
Our instructor informed us that this is the reason it is called a "shallow grave". Killers manage to dig about 18 inches and then just dump the body and cover it up with dirt. It is extremely difficult to dig a real grave and they figure it's good enough.
This is also why so many gravesites are discovered. If killers really dug down a good 5 to 6 feet, their victims would probably never be discovered!