Nights at the Circus – Donna Matthews

A very special act at the circus

Brave & Reckless

About 2a, amid the eerie quiet that falls on the land, sometime between midnight and dawn, a shadow creeps down the silent, dark midway.

Nights at the circus in this small country town is a big deal. Like, shut the post office down big deal. The kids unable to sit still for their final lessons are excused early as the teachers are just as eager for the first shows. The notices around town proclaim a new oddity on display this year. A woman who can tell the future! Old ladies call it blasphemous and of the devil but most cannot wait to meet the gypsy from the playbill.

Upon arriving, the line of town folk line up outside her tent, stretching beyond the Ferris wheel and slithering in between the other rides. Laughter, lights, and game bells keep the line company. Kids with sticky cotton candy fingers running in and…

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