Carnies have always been an odd sort. They have to be. Living on the road, from jump to jump. Setting up and tearing down is hard work with long hours and little to no sleep. You don’t put down roots. Not in places. Not with people. But, it is freedom in its best form. You sleep in a new place almost every night with new people. There are no preconceived notions on who you’re supposed to be. With a little makeup and a fresh costume, you can transform yourself into anyone or anything you want to be.
Maybe that’s why it attracts the strange, the freaks, the weirdos and outcasts. People that society can’t stand to look at or be around. They flock to the show. Here they are loved, revered sometimes. Their oddity is their biggest and best asset. And, surrounded by other freaks, it is home. There is acceptance, sometimes even love.
But now, one of their own has been found murdered. The authorities don’t care, to them it’s just another unfortunate result of living on the road with unsavory vagabonds. It’s up to the carnies to figure out what’s happened, identify the culprit and deal with them. As they’ve always done when something bad happens to one of their own.
Then, just last night, some of the animals were found dead. Slashed, torn asunder in ways unimaginable and unidentifiable. Madame Hajaar says something is hunting them. But, what?
The world of carnivals, circuses and its ilk is a strange one. I hope to explore the mystery and macabre of what exists behind the canvas tents.
Elements to Explore: Supernatural, Mysticism, Mystery
Influences include: Carnivale, American Horror Story, The Night Circus, Magicians
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Scenes played: 5
License: Community License