The smoke ring rose, higher and higher, changing shape as it went, until it disappeared into a cloud that moments ago had looked like the caboose of a train, a cloud that now began to change, to mold and meld, to twist and turn and take on the shape of the thing that had entered it. This thing, this dark entity, hung frozen in the sky, calling those chosen few out from their houses, their bars and their factories, calling them forth to face what waited in that dark and foreboding night.
Justin Henry didn’t believe his friend had seen a Ferris wheel rise up from the ground like a runaway vine. But he followed Mickey Reardon out to the overgrown field at the edge of their little country community anyway.
Now two thirteen-year-old boys have seen something they shouldn’t have, witnessed something they couldn’t have, and neither of their lives will ever be the same again.
The carnival is in town, a very different kind of carnival this year.
One no one will be coming home from.
"With his second effort, William Ollie has made a quantum leap beyond the promise of his excellent debut novel The Damned, revealing to his readers a mysterious Ferris wheel and carnival recreating ominous feelings once produced by the classic Something Wicked This Way Comes; and a handling of viewpoints of two young boys every bit as deftly as the best of Stephen King. Chills and thrills abound in Hannibal Cobb’s Kansas City Carnival, a place of magic and mystery you won’t soon forget. Sideshow has my highest recommendation." - Gene O’Neil, Author of Doc Good's Traveling Show
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About the Author
William Ollie lives in Orange Park, Florida with his wife and four cats. He is the author of Sideshow, Lord Of The Mountain, Killercon, and Fifteen Minutes. He maintains a web presence at http://wmollie.com
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