I had taken a nighttime walk on our street and it was very foggy out. I had a flashlight in hand and when I shone it on a tree this image popped into my head—almost exactly the same way Stephen King describes his inspiration for The Mist.
King was inspired to write The Mist by a trip to his local supermarket following a thunderstorm, during which he imagined prehistoric animals and giant insects besieging the building while he was waiting in the checkout line at their local market.
The Top of the Volcano
Firebrand, Touchstone, Trailblazer, Risk-Taker!
“Only connect,” E.M. Forster famously said, and Harlan Ellison was canny enough to make that the lifeblood of his achievement from the get-go.
New, fresh and different is tricky in the storytelling business, as rare as diamonds, but, as a born storyteller, Harlan made story brave, daring, surprising again, brought an edge of the gritty and the strange, the erudite and the street-smart, found ways to make words truly come alive again in an over-worded world.
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