horror stories

MONSTROUS CIRCUMSTANCES

This one is all about the monsters, ladies and gentlemen.  The sideshow is filled with them.  Let Charlie Barker tell you about a trio, if you will.

The appetizer on the monstrous menu for today is a little fishy.  JENNY HANIVER is a tale about the decor for a “man cave” gone hideously wrong.  Our next meal has a little bite to it…FROST BITE, that is.  It’s about first responders who find someone, or something, frozen in the snow.  For the dessert course, it’s off to the LAIR OF THE MANDRAKE for a sweet little something.  Just where have some of the youth of the neighborhood gone off to, anyway?

We certainly understand if you can’t devour it all.  After all, it is a lot to swallow.  Just be aware that any leftovers may scurry away to come back again later.  They may just have you on the menu.

ST. PADDY WAGON

The luck of the Irish be with you.  The canvas is adorned in green.  Tapestries the color of shamrock grace the haunted halls.  Wait until you see the sideshow!

The trilogy for today all deal with the Emerald Isle.  It’s Saint Patrick’s Day at the circus.  First off, we find out what happens when THE BANSHEE WAILS.  Then, it’s THE TIDES OF MARCH, where we find out what creatures rule the unruly sea.  Lastly, is your luck in our out?  It might pay off if your talisman WORKED LIKE A CHARM.

Once you give them a listen, you’ll be sure as a shillelagh is strong that you’ve felt the Irish in you.  At least, you’ve been visited by the spirit of the Irish.  Now, be off to your green beer and corned beef and cabbage.   But leave the leprechauns alone.  They’re awful beasties when provoked.

STITCHES IN TIME

Hello, all you clock watchers.  The circus is back.  The sideshow is open for business.  Let’s just hope you have time to do it justice.

Time is the operative word today, ladies and gentlemen.  The three stories for today all have to do with time and our perception of it.  First, what would happen if your memories were all scripted for the sake of some ulterior motive?  We examine that in MEMORY REIMAGINED.  The EERIE EDITION give headlines of tomorrow – but why do they all have to be so grim?  Third, it’s time to SPRING FORWARD.  Here, you set your clocks forward an hour and your life back to nothing.

My, but time flies.  It seems like you just got here and now the sideshow is closing.  There’s always next time.

KILLER INSTINCTS

Today’s tales, as the kids would say, are killer.  More precisely, they are about killers.  Murder most foul.

The first story is about an annual party where a juicy murder might be the fly in the ointment that could ruin a good time.  Best KEEP IT ON ICE until afterwards.  Nobody wants to be a killjoy.  Next, we learn of THE LEGEND OF GORY GARY AND SCORCHED SARAH.  It’s all in good taste, I assure you.  Or, rather, it all tastes good? Lastly, we pay a visit to THE FINGER TREE.  Just think of it like a Christmas tree for a serial killer. Serial killers?  Anyway, you get the point.  Point?  Fingers?  Nevermind.

This time around, we took a break from the supernatural.  The circus will return next week with a trio of more stories.  These are of the supernatural variety.  Pop by, won’t you?  You have a standing invitation to the sideshow.