Monica wakes. It’s cold, damp. She feels confined…trapped…alone, and doesn’t know where she is or how she got there. Then panic sets in…clawing, feeling the dirt falling onto her face, Monica realizes she’s been buried alive. Escape may not be easy, it may not even be possible. She tries to remember what happened, how she became trapped inside this box, who it was that did this to her, and then the truth becomes crystal clear. Soon they will learn, when you kill someone, you better make sure they’re actually dead.
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Jeremy Simons lives with his wife and three young daughters in Grayson, Louisiana. He writes constantly in his spare time. His dream is to someday be able to write full-time.Jeremy has had stories appear with Carnage Conservatory Aphelion, Psychopomp, Voices from a Coma, The Horror Zine, Hellfire Crossroads Volume 4, Deathlehem Revisited, Short-Story.Me, Massacre Magazine, and three separate anthologies from Horrified Press (October’s End, the X3 Anthology, and Midnight Ghosts). His novella (Buried Alive) and debut novel (Untold Tale) are both under contract with Celestial Waters Publishing and are available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.
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Monica steadied her breathing, as best she could, and tried to ignore the dirt still trickling in, little by little. Her attention became focused on freeing her hands from their bounds. It would have been difficult before, but now with the dirt caving in atop them, it was damn near impossible.
She was losing her edge…losing control of the situation. She had known he might have a few tricks up his sleeve, seduction being the most obvious, but she hadn’t expected being caught off-guard by it. And it wasn’t just that, she was taken back by his sincerity. She had loved him once, still did; the possibility that he could talk himself out of whatever dastardly plan she had in store crossed her mind. She could not—would not—allow that.
I loved writing this book for several different reasons. For one, it’s loosely based on true events; it was fun to take something real and embellish it while keeping it an empowering story. Starting it was difficult, but it was interesting to try and pour my own emotion—my own fears and reservations—into trying to climb out of a grave.
This was also the first time I’ve ever really led with a female character, and going from victim to assailant is no easy feat. I only hope I did it justice.
Top ten favorites
Favorite Book: probably It by Stephen King.
Favorite Movie: Maximum Overdrive
Favorite Band: Metallica
Favorite Song: I don’t know about of all time but right now is probably Jekyll and Hyde by Five Finger Death Punch
Favorite Food: Cookies-n-cream ice-cream
Favorite Saying: “Don’t take life too seriously…you’ll never get out alive.”
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Favorite Hobby: Writing of course, but a close second would be playing basketball
Favorite Sport: Basketball