I love a good carnival. I’m not picky, as long as there’s a small chance I might encounter an evil clown, creepy carny, or murderous roller coaster, I’m in. My introduction to the dark side of amusements came with Ray Bradbury’s excellent novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes.
If you like your fair scary, here are a couple you might enjoy:
Close Your Eyes
The roller coaster loomed over the horizon, like the skeleton of some great prehistoric beast. The three, Gail, her…
I’ve even written a poem inspired by carnival food (and love):
Finally, here are some humorous, mostly true, creative nonfiction pieces:
Freaks at the Fair
When I was seven years old, my parents lost me at the State Fair of Texas. Their last sight of me, I’d slipped into a…
The Chicken Dance
I’d been sick with a cold, and in case I didn’t recover in time for the weekend, Andrew and I cancelled the camping…
If you’ve made it this far, here are some carnival inspired photos:
Here I am, years ago, with the lemur from the Chicken Dance story.