Burlap

Burlap

272K 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.

Books_can_be_Blond Books_can_be_Blond Feb 17, 2016
Already on chapter 2. AND I AM IN LOVE. I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT ALREADY.    You, author, did a fantastic job.
SmexySensei SmexySensei Nov 10, 2015
Whoa it was awesome! This story is so exciting and intriguing c:
bayaBLUE bayaBLUE Feb 19, 2015
I'm entranced.  An inside look into the mind of someone suffering from multiple personalities..
onlyheretoread9511 onlyheretoread9511 Feb 06, 2015
One chapter in and already my favorite story on here... Not even kidding
floatinganchors floatinganchors Sep 13, 2014
thank jesus this is dated back in the fifties, if it wasnt, i would hurt someone.
SaffronGrey SaffronGrey May 01, 2014
Oh, man.  This was a great first chapter, and a total 360 from the prologue.  I love how you portray Power as another entity, but you even went further with that wall image.  
                              
                              Also, a great cast of supporting characters.