Circus stories, books, poems, and more

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A tiger cub was captured and sold to a circus, where she has been kept for years. She had given up hope of ever escaping. Then, something very unexpected happens... Read More
Colorful slices of the early circuses as they slogged along through muddy roads to bring the circus to town p. s. Please send feedback Read More
P. T. Barnum's days in the American Museum, where he honed his skills at drawing a crowd IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A tiger cub is captured and sold to a circus. She wants to escape, but she learns the harsh realities of life in captivity. A metaphorical story about the stages of my life and my journey through mental illness. Read More
A story I enjoyed making. I had the original reviewed to improve it, (still isn’t perfect) so here is V2. Circus themed with a meaning underneath; created with memories twisted to form words... Read More
A short story about the short life of a bear living in a circus. A flash idea came to my mind, which i simply put onto paper, for others to perhaps to enjoy. Read More

Tags: sad, stars, circus, animal, cub

Book / Literary Fiction

January 05, 2020

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Comments: 3

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The House of the Macabre House

After the death of his wife during childbirth, Mr Vlamorae slowly deteriorates into an insufferable man. Blaming his new daughter on his wife's death, he alienates her and avoids her as much as possible. Consumed by greed and struggling to find a living after being fired, he sells his poor… Read More
A short story about a young girl and her inability to to see beyond her lonesome perspective and troubled past while working at a travelling circus with her alcoholic father. Read More
The endearing tale of Jiggles the Clown, from the old minstrel's own perspective! Read More

Tags: dance, circus, clown

Reads: 251

Comments: 7

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

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Reads: 264

Comments: 1

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The Paranormal Romance House

In the Cirque du Shadow, freedom comes with a price. For years, vibrant witch Fiona has had to keep her talents behind closed doors. When the opportunity to join the Cirque du Shadow presents itself, she jumps at the chance to finally be able to let her magic shine. If… Read More

Reads: 377

Comments: 1

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The Paranormal Romance House

Discovering the dark secrets of Cirque du Shadow will put her own life at risk. When Peyton Locke accepts a job in the menagerie, she isn't expecting to be a handler for a half-demon, half-gryphon shifter with a bad attitude who sees her as just another person to control him.… Read More

Book / Horror

April 07, 2019

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Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

Nothing is scarier than the feeling of being followed. But it's far worse when what is following you isn't human. Read More
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Book / Fantasy

July 31, 2018

Reads: 1877

Comments: 9

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

All you wanted was to catch a bus home after picking up some books from a stranger. But what would you do if you suddenly found yourself in a circus from years ago? The only way out is to buy a bus ticket but the ticket costs more than… Read More
A poem surrounding animal cruelty within circuses. Cover from Unsplash Read More
There is nothing scarier than the feeling of being followed home after work at 2 AM. Nothing scarier that is than a clown following you home at 2 AM. In part 1 Katie thought she saw a clown inside her workplace just after closing up. She never that what she… Read More

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Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Contently Deranged Travelers House

Ring Master Fel la Phage presents to you the show of a lifetime! ...or the end of a lifetime, perspective permitting. Read More

Book / Thrillers

December 02, 2016

Caitlyns nightmare begins in the lake house. Her story rests in the hand of a boy who has lost his only good leg to stand on, Through fate or chance she returns home. Truth never stays buried. Read More
Skylar Beaumont is the daughter of English Lady Victoria White and world-famous Actor Ancel Beaumont. At the age of seventeen, she is put into a certain predicament, of which she is forced out of her current school, Northview Private High School, into their rival school Southview Private Academy. During her… Read More
Renon is an alternate Earth. In a quiet city in Massachussettes, Guardian-class angels are falling for no apparent reason. Zacharias, a low ranking, senior Guardian on suspension, is made aware of this fact by his friend, Tobias, a four winged Master Guardian. Nathaniel, a demon and former Guardian, tries to… Read More

Short Story / Other

July 06, 2016

Reads: 465

Comments: 1

The Just an Image House

Amanda had always loved the circus. “It’s a happy place,” she used to think. “The clowns are always smiling,” is what she had been told. But little did she know. Everything she thought was true was actually a lie. Read More

Tags: circus, clowns, clown

**WARNING: 18+ EXTREME ADULT CONTENT** This story is not for the faint of heart. Three old friends who used to tour with the circus in Europe meet again for a reunion. They are the only ones alive, the only ones who can let out the biggest secret they've kept quiet… Read More
A circus visits a small town leading to quite the adventure for a monkey named Little Anne Read More

Tags: circus, monkey

Set in the innocent days of the early twentieth century, young Meriwether Ritch tries to line his pockets by staging a circus for his peers. His unwilling older brother is the star attraction. Juvenile antics ensue. Read More
Thaleia lived in a family infatuated with Greek mythology, herself and her siblings included. She finally started watching horror movies, suddenly becoming used to the impending nightmares she would have. Her nightmares begin to become off-schedule, and seem to be about one thing only - a twisted, bloody, burned-down circus.… Read More
Isabel is a teenage circus performer doing her act at an amusement park during the summer. What many people do not know though is that Isabel has depression and has been cutting. It is a summer full of friends, religion, and mental illness for Isabel. Read More

Book / Other

December 07, 2015

Reads: 488

Comments: 5

The 'The Odd Ones' House

A trio of people who have never met suddenly have a connection to each other as they are all kidnapped to be part of the Black and White Circus. Read More
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