To quote one of the people I trade emails with, “Who needs horror when you have history?”
To back up just a little… I try to follow that old writer’s advice, if you can’t write what you know, then know what you write. As in, if you can’t actually get out there and do it (and honestly, how many of us are going to be summoning/banishing demons? …Maybe I shouldn’t ask…), then research the hell out of it.
…Hell, in this case, being quite appropriate. Let’s just say I was poking how people of a particular religious background would have handled something like, say, a nest of vampires, and….
Just… go look up Greek Fire and similar things if you really want an idea. Really.
What’s really scary sometimes is what human beings are willing to do to each other when there’s no monsters involved. Yikes.
Anyway. If I survive this NaNo, I think this is going to be a hair-raising book. Meep.