The Man In The Hat
It’s the first day in a new town. The movers set a box of books into Alicia’s room that did not come with her. An old poem titled “The Man in the Hat” drops out of one of the books. Unknowingly, Alicia invites him back into our realm when she reads the poem. He visits her that night. She has three nights left.
Phyllis Allison grew up in Louisiana and has one writing credit for an independently produced film. She attended KD Studio Actor’s conservatory in Dallas, but after dabbling in acting she decided writing was more her calling. She worked in Los Angeles as a script supervisor and costume designer for 13 years. She moved back to Louisiana to become a middle school ELA teacher and hopes to plant some creative writing seeds.