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Second Grave Deleted Scene 3 (The Twins)

Posted Sep 16 2010

THE SET UP: In my first draft, I had another subplot about a set of twins named Heaven and Nevaeh. One had been murdered and one had tried to commit suicide, but Charley doesn’t know that when she goes to the hospital to visit the one she saved. I stepped off the elevator onto the […]

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Second Grave Deleted Scene 2 (Maggie)

Posted Sep 16 2010

THE SET UP: In the original outline, I had a homeless woman named Maggie show up who basically chants apocalyptic prophesy and warns Charley of impending doom. But I just couldn’t quite fit her in so I ended up deleting this scene, her introduction. (She may show up later, so I might add this scene […]

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Second Grave Deleted Scene 1 (The Opening)

Posted Sep 16 2010

I’d originally brought Reyes into book two much earlier, but his appearance didn’t really go anywhere, so I cut it and brought him in later. THE SET UP: Charley has just been woken up by a frantic Cookie who is throwing clothes at her and telling her to get dressed. When Cookie rushes off to […]

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First Grave – Deleted Scene 2 (The End)

Posted Sep 15 2010

Originally, the story was going to continue in book two from this point, but I wanted a happier and much less cliff-hangery ending. Oddly enough, so did my agent. SET UP: Charley is preparing to rush off to Santa Fe to make sure the injunction against the state to take Reyes off life support went […]

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First Grave – Deleted Scene 1 (Interrogation)

Posted Sep 15 2010

In my first draft, the interrogation scene in the police station went very differently. Then I decided we wanted to actually like Julio Ontiveros, so I changed it. But here’s the original: SET UP: Charley is going to interrogate a possible witness to a homicide, much to the chagrin of an extremely skeptical sergeant and […]

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