Today’s Dark Divinations story from Jon O’Bergh tells the tale of a physical medium who wakes up in a coffin. Luckily, it’s a safety coffin. But there has to be more to the story than that, right? Of course, there is! But I’m not going to tell you what it is…you have to read the story for yourself. I, personally, really liked the depth of character I got from this unusual piece.
The first time I remember hearing about a safety coffin was thirty-five years ago now. It featured in an episode of the late, lamented Western TV show Wildside. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t feel bad. There were only six episodes, and it’s only ever been available on VHS. (I just spent far too long down the rabbit hole looking for a copy…) The town undertaker was a young woman who nearly scared a man to death when she was testing out the bell on one. I still remember the scene fondly after all this time. If you have heard of it, and happen to have a decent copy you could part with, let me know!
Premature burial was a real terror for many people in the Victorian era, as well as many other historical periods, but today’s embalming methods have pretty much done away with the chances of it happening. Have you worried about this possibility?
Read more about this story on HorrorAddicts.net when Jon joins them for an interview tomorrow and a post about the inspiration for the story on Wednesday. And don’t forget to get your copy of Dark Divinations!