I am participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. What is this mysterious blogging challenge you ask? Arlee Bird from Tossing it Out came up with this fantastic idea where bloggers post using consecutive letters of the alphabet for 26 days in April. It grew in numbers, and Arlee now has many helpers. To view other participates of the A-Z event click here.

Odd deaths happen, right? It’s sort of like being at the right place at the right wrong time. My A-Z 2016 blogging journey takes us down the road of Death by Oddity. Come join me. 

Y= Death by YEARNING

A prominent physician yearned a little too much for her ex-boyfriend when she decided to enter his house in a unique way. The on again, off again relationship seemed doomed, but that didn’t stop her from trying to enter the boyfriend’s house down the chimney and getting stuck. Her “boyfriend” had supposedly gone to Europe, but had spent one night in the house while she was in the chimney (I’m assuming she was dead). 

Personal items, found outside the boyfriend’s home by her coworkers, clued them in that she'd been there at some point. However, she wasn't found until a house sitter smelled a foul odor in the man’s house and noticed fluids in the fireplace and notified the police. That’s when the doctor's dead body was found wedged in her boyfriend’s chimney. News story here.

Sometimes it’s just best to say goodbye and mean it.

Tomorrow is the last day of the A-Z April Blogging Challenge. Come back tomorrow and answer an important life-to-death question.


  1. Hi Teresa - that's is definitely a chimney too far - crumbs live for another day ... can't think she was a good physician - but I'd rather not think too long on this one - I feel for the house sitter - yugh! Hilary

  2. That's so sad. I agree with Hilary, I feel for the house sitter.

  3. If simple yearning killed us, many would die quickly.

    Strange one. You have done well with the challenge.

  4. Reminds me of 'Gremlins' when she told the story of her dad getting stuck in the chimney trying to play Santa and he died. lol There have been a lot of people who've either died or were rescued from chimneys.

  5. Wow, what an awful way to go! It's strange because you somehow imagine someone intelligent enough to become a doctor would have much more sense than to even attempt this!

  6. What was she thinking? Isn't there a horrible Christmas song about this very thing?

  7. Wow! This is a death for the record books! It's amazing how intense emotions can hijack reason!

  8. That is the grimmest story of " love" and death I've ever read.

  9. Gremlins come to life. If yearning did that to all, humans would be toast.

  10. There's been a few stories where people died in chimneys. You think they would think twice about trying. Only Santa can do it, people!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  11. when I read "yearning" I immediately thought of somebody dying of a broken heart...
    Writer In Transit


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