Circus stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

(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… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Two Kids out for a day of fun. What could happen? (Yes, I know it should be Bailey and I.) Read More

Tags: horses, fun, circus, pox

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"Fine descriptive piece Shirley...felt like I was there when reading it." Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

The greatest circus ever in the 20th century, managed by Sebastian Smith, faced a lot of difficulties: Smith became with cancer, and they need a surgery to rescue him. In the same time, the crew will lose its beloved train because Sebastian didn't pay it all. And all of that… Read More
Short analogy I wrote during a school project. Read More
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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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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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

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The Booksie Classic House

Cover image: james-lee-1669035-unsplash Read More

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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