Short stories tagged with Carnival

Listing 5 stories.

At the beginning of Carnival in Port of Spain, a drunk woman meets a strange white man with a jewel in his chest and then wakes up in a mysterious place.

After the new boy at the circus falls to his death while attempting a trick, his higher-ups wrestle with guilt at the accident and try to escape taking responsibility.

Half-human, half-swan, a young boy ridiculed by his community tries to find a way to become whole again.

Every year, in a small town overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, fourteen children are invited to the Skullpocket Fair, a carnival run by ghouls. But only the strongest will survive and be indoctrinated into the ghouls’ theocratic cult.

A man in jail who killed his sister because he was worried her baby would not be fully white is questioned by a visitor.