The Graveyard Festival

The Graveyard Festival

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Kailin By distanthearts Updated Sep 03

Sixteen-year-old Thana sleeps in graveyards and crafts dreams for those who want them. She can create visions so vivid and detailed that they could be real. For the inhabitants of the sleepy town nearby, Thana's dreams are like drugs.
 
When the Graveyard Festival appears in her cemetery in the middle of the night, Thana meets Jonathan, a mysterious boy with tattoos he can bring to life. By sunrise, Thana is a member of the traveling carnival that moves from cemetery to cemetery. Her dream-crafting abilities do what the Festival does best: catering to every whimsical fancy its visitors have.
 
But the Graveyard Festival isn't just a carnival--its members guard the gates to the land of the dead, and something has gotten past them. Jonathan believes Thana is the key to returning the demon back to where it belongs, but as her dreams turn to nightmares that come to life, Thana can't control her devilish creations.
 
Something is within her, and it's dying to get out.

InkHopp InkHopp Mar 23
The carnival sounds beautiful. I wonder if the person who stepped in at the end is the main character, or if this chapter was from anothers point of view.
                              
                              I'm pretty sure its the mc. I hope we can find out why she came to the carnival sometime down the line!
Oh wow, I'm blown away by your beautiful writing already! I can just tell I'm going to love this story :)
That...that was just amazing!! I can't believe that such beauty exists in this world...
rhysaend rhysaend Mar 12
i felt like i was there! your writing is great and magical and lustrous i adore it (also it reminds me of the night circus!:))
A very good first chapter! A short one, but sometimes it is a good technique to draw the reader and indeed it has! Your descriptions are beautiful and very in depth, I felt I could see the whole scene. I couldn't see any grammar or spelling errors! very interesting start.
merida789 merida789 Mar 16
Wonderful way of writing. You bring us into the festival. I feel I was there myself to experience it. Thank you and continue