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Book / Literary Fiction

December 07, 2019

Reads: 2208

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

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

Short Story / Fantasy

August 08, 2019

Reads: 144

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Realistic Fantasy House

Spiritually fulfilled, she radiates an irresistible aura of compassion, and love. Can the maestro still perform? Or has she lost her gift? Image of dummies in Claudia's Dressing Room by mairinha at pixabay Read More

Tags: wonder, circus

Featured Review by Robert Helliger

"A magical, well described, and written story. I loved The Circus of Wonder description." Read More

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

Reads: 182

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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: 229

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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

Reads: 1111

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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: 1351

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

Reads: 266

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
Zelda is content in her life. until her husband and she visit a spa and her former life comes back to haunt her. Read More

Tags: mystery, crime, circus, spa

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: 372

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: 468

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

Poem / Poetry

November 11, 2015

Reads: 353

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

A poem I wrote after going to the fair. Read More
Phantasmagoria-The Beautiful and the Strange is a psychological thriller about a young woman who has become hopelessly entangled in the bizarre and somewhat gruesome traveling French circus. Wednesday, who falls in and out of consciousness, is forced to determine what is reality and what is a drug-induced hallucination. Her one… Read More
Marcus is excited for his first time at the circus! How fun and exciting for him, huh?! Read More
A poem I wrote back in high school. Read More
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