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I was making a few notes the other day after researching on the Internet, something for my latest novel, when it suddenly struck me. If someone close to me were to die under suspicious circumstances there’s a whole load of potentially incriminating material on my iPhone. I have, in Notes, subjects such as war, rioting and ballistics as well as the effects of Cesium-137 and methods of committing suicide.

All of this is of course so I can use it to knowledgeably write about these subjects in my latest novel (honest), but I now realise that in the event of me being investigated, the Police might misinterpret this. And, if I died, they may think it was suicide, so no payout for my wife on the life policy. Haha. (Oops, did I say that out loud?)

My immediate action was to inform my wife what sort of content I have recorded; thank god I don’t write about children or pornography or both! That would take some explaining (Remember Pete Townshend?). However, when I told her the nature of my research including ways of committing murder, she just gave me an incredulous look and said, ‘okay’; what a trusting woman.

I jest but in the words of the prayer,

‘If I should die before I wake’,
Will someone please delete my iPhone notes, for goodness sake.

Ken Balneaves wrote, The Greatest Gift, available at http://amzn.to/QF7RLd (US), http://amzn.to/O12kgX (UK)