Friday, October 31, 2008

Setting a goulish mood

Oh the fiendish storyteller! To what lengths will she go to create atmosphere?

She will freeze eyeballs, that's what.And float them in Vampire Blood Punchwhich she will gleefully dip out for a ravenous audience.
She will feed them on horrible things, which she will describe in lavish detail.
A few of the audience are hesitant to try such delights
but the rest mob the storyteller. They are delighted to nibble on "graveyard worms" and "brittle bones".
Now they're in the mood for a scary story!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Festival of Ghost Stories

The weather was perfect for the Festival of Ghost Stories this year. This has been a rare occurrence in the past 30 plus years of the Festival.
The setting sun gilded the tellers as they checked on sound levels.
Mary prepared to gross people out with "Dottie Got Her Liver."
Lisa's chant of "Hobyah! Hobyah!" sounded truely menacing. As the sun left the stage, the audience settled in for an evening of missing body parts, monsters, lost loves, mysterious spirits, treacherous waters, and a fey changeling. They shivered, they started, and they felt by turns melancholy and horrified. Then they all wandered home in the suitably spooky darkness.
Our thanks to the tellers, to the musician and to the MC, to the folks from Parks and Rec, and to the cop who stopped the noisy parade of pickups.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ginny Richey and her niece and nephew assisting, tells stories regularly at the Preschool Story Time events at the Ellettsville Branch of the Monroe County Public Library.

During this program on "The Ocean" Ginny told a lively version of seaweed soup and had props to assist. She made it sound so good that the children just had to sample a bit!