WR: Well, there’s a certain amount of sympathetic magic. The people who do consume body parts believe they’re taking a part of that person and that’s where I got that from. I mean, it’s not prevalent in our culture, as far as we know… There are reasons cannibals eat people beside they taste good. They want to get the power of it. So I did a lot of work on that. I have maps of Raleigh and Chapel Hill. When my parents took me, we went down to find the Devil’s Tramping Ground which is like twenty miles south of Chapel Hill. I had to find a church. I needed burn one up on my way back out. So I stopped ‘Oh! There’s a good placed one. It’s the right place for it.’ One of my old professors has a horse farm. She’s left with it as a result. Her husband died. She has fourteen big pets. They’re very expensive pets. They’re raising Arabians but at this point it’s difficult for her to care for them. And, you know, she said they’re getting kind of old and they’re starting to die off and it’s expensive to take care of a horse. Anyway, I wanted a perfect place for them to hang out and rest so I went to her house and took pictures. So that part makes the world more real and more authentic. When I set things in the future, you know I can make things anyway I want, I still try to follow a template. I do make the other details of the world.. For example, when it says Tuesday, Janaury 3, it really is Tuesday, January 3. I look up perpetual calendars and I find the date. You get to have a mind like an attic sometimes. (laughs) There’s all this junk in there but that’s ok. It’s kind of fun.