SO! Before I even bother asking my question, I want to state, this is literally specifically for a book I'm writing. I write Lovecraftian horror, and I have a character, he just went to hell. I decided to go with a sort of Dante's Inferno approach to my depiction, and so I've decided to place him in a ring with a desert... The problem is, I have no idea what to make the desert out of. Now this is where you guys who know this sort of stuff actually come in, because I'm sure someone out there will know exactly what I'm looking for.
"Before John lay some amalgamation of pale yellow sulfur particulates, sand, and fine shards of glass, ash, shards of bones, and . Occasionally molten volcanic ash might fall somewhere along this place, and the spot would erupt into a small pillar of flame for a few seconds. The explosion made for a good dispersal, as this seemed to be where the shards of glass came from, the bits being violently strewn about with every reaction."
Now, obviously anyone smart enough to know about chemistry in some part, sees the flaw here (I barely even know about Chemistry and saw the flaw immediately, and even looked it up to confirm). Sulfur doesn't react this way, not even to molten volcanic ash... Is there some sort of compound, or some element, that someone might be able to suggest? I don't even wanna know how to synthesize this kinda stuff, and it's a work of fiction.... Do you want my Discord if you don't feel like discussing it here? Thanks for taking the time to read this by the way, I really do appreciate the help.