Twas a dark and stormy night when the denizens of literature congregated at Pete’s Candy Store to bear witness to the rapid recitation of macabre musings, and all the spirits such speaking invokes.
…Actually, it was rather mild, and pretty bright throughout, but, you know…
Our host set the scene early, and our readers took us all to some frightful places. P.J. Krifko put us in the car with Wingo at the wheel, and Lindsey Boyle left us in the woods, swallowing tadpoles. Dan Levinson asked us to make right with Beardo the Weirdo, and Johanna Buch had us looking to a certain future holiday with a myriad of pies.
Our panel, including stalwart Zach Norton, and special Guest Andrew Lloyd-Jones considered each piece and provided startling feedback, while co-founder Christopher Green made Halloween puns and creepy noises. Yeah, it was a thing.
In the end it was Lindsey and Johanna in the lightning round. No monsters were brought to life, but the audience was struck with the power of their combined pith. So much so that no winner could be decided. The prize for the evening, a very full bucket of candy, was chopped and both Lindsey and Johanna walked away with quite the bundle.
It was a great show, thanks to our amazing readers, and everyone that attended. You guys make the room a great place to perform, and we want to thank you so much for coming down and making this show as awesome as it is.
We’ll see you guys in November, for a new cornucopia of prosaic delights. (Yep, I’m starting in on the Thanksgiving jokes now.) See you soon!
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