Aphelion Issue 293, Volume 28
September 2023
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The Crowded Bedroom

by Gary Davis

Up late bingeing horror shows,
I drift to sleep at midnight.

Hours pass, I start seeing things,
strange visions of death and fright.

Creatures swirl through a parallel space,
ethereal demons and likewise.

Slowly I begin to stir,
as dawn pries open my eyes.

Then I hear eerie hushed noises
coming straight from under my bed.

Sometime before I woke up,
someone else woke up the dead.

© 2023 Gary Davis

Gary Davis loves all things classic horror. He has published short stories on Halloween and vampires in Aphelion, Frostfire Worlds, Spaceports & Spidersilk, Potter's Field 7 and The Hungur Chronicles (2016-2022). He has published poetry in Aphelion, The Vampire's Crypt, Tales of the Talisman, Bloodbond, Illumen, Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Tales from the Moonlit Path, two Lester Smith Halloween anthologies, and a sci-fi anthology—Kepler's Cowboys (2000-2023).

Find more by Gary Davis in the Author Index.