Ever wonder what would happen if the police or the FBI happened to take a look at the browser history of your computer? Well, I do. I’m a writer and, on top of that, I’m a mystery/suspense writer. I look up very unusual things. Things like how long it takes a body to rot, or just how many dead bodies you could get in a dumpster. What about poisons? Which is the quickest or which will make your victim writhe in pain before they die? I look up stuff like that all the time.
In addition to that, I have to be careful about what I discuss with other writers out in public. For instance, if one just happened to be seated in a booth at a restaurant while discussing poisons and which one you were going to use on your next victim because it caused the most pain before eventual death, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to who is occupying the booth behind you. If it’s a table full of police officers, you might want to ditch that conversation until a later time. Police officers tend to ask too many questions about your subject matter.
Plus, when you’re at a cocktail party and you mention that you know 101 ways to kill a person, people tend to look at you strangely and move away slowly.
So, yeah, I keep expecting the powers that be to come knocking on my door at any moment and hauling me off to a padded cell somewhere. What about you?