Circus Nightmare

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

(Test story, temp title and cover.) Heletti, Emma, and Anna are three performers in a late 19th-century circus. Each have their own problems. Emma is a mother who is trapped in a horrid marriage with one of the ringmasters, Anna tries to send money back home to her Polish mother while also trying to resolve Emma's problems, and Heletti is an alien from the planet Uchion whose only desire is to get back home. Will they get what they seek, or will they be no happier than before?

Table of Contents

One In The Morning

A curly-haired, brunette woman stood near the various circus-themed caravans she lived in, a bundle in her arms. She knew her husband wou... Read Chapter

The Issue With Frank

“Every circus needs a strongman act, right? Well feast your eyes on The Monster and Its Tamer!” Ringmaster Carpenter, the other ringm... Read Chapter

The Full Moon

How did this go so horribly wrong? One minute Heletti was doing her usual act, the next the fire caught onto some extra alcohol that had ... Read Chapter

Altercation

Heletti was impartial to full moon nights. Yes, they were beautiful, and yes, they reminded her of space, but she had other things to wor... Read Chapter

Making Plans

With the lack of a big top tent, the group had to improvise. The caravans were moved into a circle, providing the outline for the circus.... Read Chapter

Worrisome Talk

The circus never stayed in one place for more than three days. Usually they stuck around until two days had passed, then they would leave... Read Chapter

On The Origin Of...

“Miss Nowak, I have a proposition for you.” True to Heletti's words, Ringmaster Carpenter had arrived to Anna's car bright and early ... Read Chapter

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