Even from so far away on the Colorado road, I feel repelled at my first sight of Chimney Rock National Monument. I shiver thinking how it matches the dark mood of Spiral, my novel-in-progress and a prequel to Sundagger.net. Why am I here? I had to see for myself this most ominous, isolated outlier of the Pre-Puebloan Chaco Culture where the climax of Spiral erupts. But just seeing the peaks . . .