Hidden just below
What few people know
Surprises good or bad
Just waiting to be had
Secrets closer than you’d think
Revelations on the brink
Another universe arose
Right under your nose
“Thing Under the Bed” hosted this unofficial Halloween poetry and storytelling event. Malvern Books had just celebrated its second anniversary the day before. So, we helped them out by eating their leftover cake! Rouletters brought their stories, which had been stashed under the bed, to share with everyone.Robin Barratt read several, short, haunting poems, inspired by classic writers.
Louise Richardson catalogued all “what’s under the bed,” read a short, spooky story and concluded with an a cappella version of “Monster Mash.”
Sarah Kennon encouraged a dear friend to call whenever suicidal thoughts started to overwhelm.
Michael Kennon, along with his sister, Sarah, sang a murder ballad, “Silver Dagger.”
Tom Stoner wrote a short story about a child who tried to learn about sex by hiding under the parents’ bed.
Magic Jack ATX told scarily bad jokes about Christopher Columbus before telling the horrors his Trans-Atlantic voyage wrought.
Teresa Y. Roberson explained, in vivid detail, bad things people shove under their beds, which haunt them at night when they try to go asleep.
Once again poets’ psychic costume connection struck: Roberson & Thom the World Poet posed for the cause of showing off their decorative hats.
Thom the World Poet preached against the scary subplots under the political bed.
During intermission, Thom the World Poet got that bad politics taste out of his mouth with cake. Robin Barratt started the open mic.
Louise Richardson Sarah Kennon Tom Stoner Michael Kennon Magic Jack ATX Brooke
Thom the World Poet