At 6 the bookshop shuts its doors
But yesterday to great applause
At 7 an event took place
A local author, smile on face
Presented to a goodly crowd
His latest book; he read out loud
An entertaining page or two
But declined to see the story through!
Short stories must encapsulate
Some fact and fiction and relate
In a style that entertains
So the reader is at pains
To keep on turning every page,
His curiosity to assuage.
A simple task, you well might say
For skillful writers it does pay!
On deep red chairs the public sat
With wine in hand and lively chat
After having purchased this bright tome
Making our author better known!
Published on the Waterstones Bookshop Brussels FB page: 29/9/2013
(c) Poet in the woods 2013