Trip, slip or be pushed to death?
Posted on June 8, 2011
Sicily. An island with a rich history, not in the least because of that one mountain that dominates it: Etna.
The Arabs named it the Mountain of Fire and word goes that Zeus trapped the deadly monster Typhon underneath it. It’s easy to imagine the father of all monsters lurking below the surface of the Etna, you only have to stick your hand in one of those fuming crevices and you know he’s there, the last son of Gaia who set out to destroy Zeus. He almost got the job done, ripping out Zeus’ sinews in their first battle. But Zeus struck back, like a true ruler of the Gods should, and threw Mount Etna on him, trapping him to all eternity. Or not…
If you’re stuck for inspiration — and not only when you’re a thriller writer — I recommend hiking up a live volcano.