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271K Reads 8.8K Votes 41 Part Story
K. P. Laird By lucylaird Completed

Under the big top of Jensen Three Ring Circus, magical performances abound and tantalize the senses, but when the glitz and glory closes for the night, even the circus world cannot escape madness.    Acrobat Kate the Great lives and breathes for the tightropes, the trapeze, the aerial hoops. In the air she is a free spirit with boundless joy, but on the ground, she’s a prisoner of unspeakable brutality. As her life spins out of control, a one night dance with the devil lands Kate in Rosenton Home for the Criminally Insane.     It is here she is determined to make amends with her sins and to find a cure for her insanity. Her ward mates – a charming farm boy from Texas with a bewitching power to calm Kate, an older Mexican woman obsessed with beauty, a fourteen-year old girl who refuses to eat, a bizarrely upbeat young woman with her eyes on the farm boy, a giant with striking green eyes who lets no one in, and a sixteen-year old young man who shows no emotions beyond pure coldness – are the thin threads between her and becoming engulfed by unseen demons.

jkfahey jkfahey Feb 15, 2015
Love seeing another story with trapeze & circus on here. The cool premise is mysterious and disturbing :)
lucylaird lucylaird Sep 11, 2014
@WendyWrites And as for Matthew being John... I am 1000% for that. He's my guilty pleasure favorite actor. Have you seen him in Mud? Great movie! He is a beautiful male specimen. ;)
LittleCinnamon LittleCinnamon Aug 20, 2014
Great start Lucy, I felt very much caught up in Kate's act, on the edge of my seat wondering if she was going to fall. Some intriguing points such as Gregory and why he might want her to fall. Looking forward to finding out more.
sedatemendes sedatemendes May 26, 2014
I can tell this is going to be such a good book just by reading  the prologue!
SaffronGrey SaffronGrey Apr 29, 2014
I normally avoid horror (very weak tolerance for scary stuff) but the prologue was already intriguing.  I'm also reading a book about a circus for my English class (though, it's old-school) so this circus story caught my eye.
lucylaird lucylaird Apr 26, 2014
@JSBennett exactly! I find myself typing, thinking things like, "Uhhh, the... thing... wooden thing? or metal? uhhh, it's like a bar thing... how do I say that and make it pretty? uhhhh."