Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

WILDFIRES SPARK CREATIVITY IN HORROR WRITERS - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


California wildfires spark creativity in horror writers

Francis Scott Key wrote his poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry," the eventual lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner," while witnessing the shelling of Fort McHenry, and resulting fires, in 1814. As his words display, there is something about flames, impending doom and our resilience to both that makes people put pen to paper even as they hide from devastation.


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