Stories tagged “circus”

  • The Human Cannonball's Greatest Fear

    “Mark, what are you talking about? You fly every day!” “That’s completely different. That’s more like a very long jump. This is getting in an oversized Pringles can with pieces of aluminum taped on the side!” Liz shook her head. “Why didn...

  • Killer Klowns – Brain Dead Zombies!

    “Come one, come all.” “For it may be your only chance, to witness the amazing and the thrilling show.” “Come and see the Klowns.” As the ring master shouted to the crowd; standing tall on a small ladder. “Look over there Alyssa; it seems...

  • Crowded

    There are some moments in life that seem longer than others. These are the moments I hate the most. As I slipped into the clown car, I tried not to think of the time. “What time is it?” asked Madame De Lu. Her French accent was hard to hea...

  • Amos Thibodeau and the Circus Parade

    Amos Thibodeau Jr. had never been to the circus, or for that matter, much of anywhere outside of the bayou. When word came down that The Clyde Beatty, Cole Brothers Circus would be stopping in his town, naturally he got excited over the prospect. The a...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Family Traditions

    Trevor didn’t sleep, but staring at the ceiling, he still dreamed. Visions of a wondrous circus he’d never seen before filled his head. Under an immense purple and gold tent, he saw a sweaty woman with a thick curly beard, acrobats as delic...

  • Tight Rope

    When I was younger, I would always be shuffled into the back of the tent where nobody else was allowed. Clowns with only half their make-up on, smoking up against massive crates and shouting down their cell phones. I thought that was funnier than their...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Circus

    The poor were ferried into vast orbiting reservations to live like rats in a warren. The mad, the suicidal, the desperate were encouraged to join the Circus. When there weren’t enough people crazy to die, there was a lottery. Saakaar Chaturvedi h...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • tightrope.

    let go of the bar and swallow your pride you might come crashing down with that first step tonight feel the sweat on your cheeks hear the music’s loud call and know this: I will catch you if ever you fall take that first step you know it could hu...

  • Come One! Come All!

    Oscar H. Ringling, the forgotten brother, was always on the outer with his family. Maligned by his father when he decided at an early age to not follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, he secretly always wished that he had not been born without th...

  • The Last Acrobats

    The tattered tent stands on the hill, silhouetted by the full moon. The breeze twists the torn and shredded remnants of a pennant, which once read CIRCUS. Years ago, it was the main attraction in town. On Friday nights, everyone would go to see the str...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Cirque de la Lune

    A trickle of moonlight crawled inside the tent, casting a shadow onto the ringleader’s face. He grinned widely, twirling his cane in a gloved hand. Music played softly in the background. “Welcome to Cirque de la Lune, held only at midnight!...

  • The Amazing Accountival

    “Roll up! Roll up!” cried the man in a dull grey suit. “Roll up and see the Amazing Accountival!” The crowd shuffled through the ticket booth in quiet confusion. The posters had plastered the town for the past week. All who saw ...

  • Avis E. Webb

    Avis E. Webb had been a very distinguished lady of the sky. Manning a whole army of illegal airships by the time she was twenty. Her parents had died when she was nine years old and Avis had run away to join the circus a year later after hopping from o...