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The Graveyard Festival

The Graveyard Festival

11.9K Reads 1K Votes 9 Part Story
Kailin By distanthearts Updated Sep 03, 2016

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.

rrobynt rrobynt Mar 15
Hi! I'm excited to read your story 🙂Do you want editing/spellcheck feedback in comments or would that be unhelpful?
InkHopp InkHopp Mar 23, 2016
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!
star-filledsky star-filledsky Sep 04, 2016
Oh wow, I'm blown away by your beautiful writing already! I can just tell I'm going to love this story :)
Chevys_In_Neverland Chevys_In_Neverland Mar 31, 2016
That...that was just amazing!! I can't believe that such beauty exists in this world...
rhysaend rhysaend Mar 12, 2016
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!:))
KaylaAHoughton KaylaAHoughton Sep 07, 2016
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.