Unheard Music in the Dank Underground

Scary Stories For A Good Cause: Sumiko Saulson on "Unheard Music in the Dank Underground

Your story “Unheard Music in the Dank Underground,” is mostly set in an underground laboratory in San Francisco. Was this purely your invention, or was it based on a real location? 

A little of both. The exterior is Fort Point, a fort at Golden Gate Park under the Golden Gate Bridge near Crissy Field. The twisted maze of tunnels and rooms below under the bridge itself are completely fictionalized. They are based on World War I and II bomb shelters and bunkers, and the story on the whole is an homage to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

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Scary Stories for a Good Cause. From Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the cult magazine Morbid Curiosity comes Tales for the Camp Fire, a new charity anthology of short stories to help support wildfire relief efforts. Through these pages roam werewolves, serial killers, a handful of ghosts, plenty of zombies, Cthulhu cultists, mad scientists, and a pair of conjoined twins.