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Carnival Freak They Came To See The Freak Show, But Afterwards Were Offered Another, Special Showing For The Price Of One Admission They Were Promised They Could Look Upon The Freak Of All Freaks, Rarely Seen By ManFive Of Them Dared To Take The Tour All Of Them Were Hiding Dark SecretsOne Of Them Possessed The Worst Secret Of All And Wished She Had Left When She Had The Chance Cover Art By Neil Jackson

  • Kindle Edition
  • 16 pages
  • Carnival Freak
  • Billie Sue Mosiman
  • English
  • 06 June 2019

About the Author: Billie Sue Mosiman

Edgar Award Nominee for Best NovelStoker Award Nominee for Superior NovelNovelist, short story writer, columnist, writing instructor, editor.My published novels are now available at Kindle.com, along with new short story anthologies and novellas.



10 thoughts on “Carnival Freak

  1. says:

    This short book was frickin creepy, dark and delightful What happens when curious folks, pay extra to see a side show freak And realize they re actually the frickin freaks Well your just gonna have to read this to find out Highly recommended if you like carnival theme with a side of karma

  2. says:

    I was fortunate enough to read this delicious short story just after its release As you can see I m becoming a fan of Mrs Mosiman s work, having started with Wireman , and then following her up to her latest short masterpiece Frankenstein Return From the Wasteland.If you read my review about her take on Shelley s greatest, you ll register my initial skepticism, soon replaced by adoration for the piece.This author has one of the rarest gifts in the writing world versatility.She could write I was fortunate enough to read this delicious short story just after its release As you can see I m becoming a fan of Mrs Mosiman s work, having started with Wireman , and then following her up to her latest short masterpiece Frankenstein Return From the Wasteland.If you read my review about her take on Shelley s greatest, you ll register my initial skepticism, soon replaced by adoration for the piece.This author has one of the rarest gifts in the writing world versatility.She could write a novel about Godzilla traveling back in time to save Abraham Lincoln and make it believable and interesting She adapts her voice to the setting, yet here and there you can hear her distinctive use of words and lines, but she never intrudes, allowing you to enjoy her descriptions.In short, you never hear her saying Heck Look how much I m good at it And this short tale is a marvelous example of it Another author would have jumped at the opportunity to use his voice and style, wearing the clothes of the Carnival Barker, and guiding the reader into the dark side of the story.Nope, with diligent professionalism, she stays out of the stage, and tells this tale in the manner of a consummate storyteller, as a master weaver of weird tales, just like the ones we used to watch in TV shows like Tales from the Crypt , Twilight Zone, and many .And it s one of those rare tales of mirrors.Do not look too close or you ll see the monster in you, because the longer you stare, the deeper you see.And we all harbor monsters, don t we Don t we all slow down to peek at the result of a car crash Yes, we all find excuses for that I d like to be of help , Maybe someone got hurt.But the monster inside us craves for blood, it really wants to see the mangled bodies, the pain.That s why, deep inside, we all like freakshows Today, we made illuminated laws to protect those unfortunate from humiliating and undeserved exhibit of themselves for the monster s enjoyment But freakshows are still out there, in different guises They hide on TV, in the news, in social networks and on youtube.We keep feeding our monsters.The freak of the side show may not be the ugliest and scariest at first glance, yet, once truth comes out, you ll find he has his place among the vilest of things.But is he really Or are the watchers worse than the caged beast He doesn t hide his nature, like them He may be a monster, and he shows it, but are the avid and morbid onlookerscandid I don t think so.And you ll discover why buying this excellent page turner

  3. says:

    This was a creepy and quick read I enjoyed it

  4. says:

    Quick storyI liked this It moved along nicely while keeping me interested I did figure out the end though but that was ok I always liked the sideshow.

  5. says:

    Another quick read This one was very freaky..please excuse the pun LOL Loved the surprise ending.

  6. says:

    I came across Billie Sue Mosiman when reading her anthology of female horror writers entitled Fright Mare After finding out she s an Edgar and Stoker nominated author who has penned over 50 stories, I knew I had to pick up some of her work and devour it Several of her tales are waiting on my Kindle, but she recently made some titles free onI couldn t click buy fast enough.Her story Carnival Freak was one of those free stories check to see if you still can get your own copy it s w I came across Billie Sue Mosiman when reading her anthology of female horror writers entitled Fright Mare After finding out she s an Edgar and Stoker nominated author who has penned over 50 stories, I knew I had to pick up some of her work and devour it Several of her tales are waiting on my Kindle, but she recently made some titles free onI couldn t click buy fast enough.Her story Carnival Freak was one of those free stories check to see if you still can get your own copy it s worth the money if it s no longer free The premise is this at a carnival, the crowd is asked if they want to pay an extra fee to see some freak that they will never be able to see anywhere else Five people eagerly give up their money to experience the side show, but getthan they bargain for The freak proceeds to tell all of them their dark secrets, saying that they are really the freaks They run off feeling violated and angry.At that point in the story, I wasn t expecting anytwists and turns I thought I was in for a neat wrap up The end Well, I was wrong Brace yourself for a shocking surprise as the pages come to a close It is amusing and terrifying at the same time And you will be left satisfied that you went to the freak show after all.I recommend the story, especially since it s a short and enjoyable read Kindle estimates that the average person can finish it in about 30 minutes Mosiman s descriptions are interesting, and she adds just the right amount of detail She also has the ability to get to the crux of the tale, without the extra fluff some other writers use.So, it s back to the Kindle for someMosiman

  7. says:

    This story shocked me and freaked me the hell out Wow Read it now No wait until it gets dark.

  8. says:

    Review CARNIVAL FREAK by Billie Sue MosimanLife lessons I learned recently from my current perusal of horror the horror at home is something greater than the horror of war freaks in a sideshow Diane Arbus notwithstanding may be milder and less horrifying than the concealed freaks pretending to lead normal human lives The first I learned from the SUBDUE Series by Thomas S Flowers, the latter from Billie Sue Mosiman s CARNIVAL FREAKS.This story illuminates the lives of several characters, Review CARNIVAL FREAK by Billie Sue MosimanLife lessons I learned recently from my current perusal of horror the horror at home is something greater than the horror of war freaks in a sideshow Diane Arbus notwithstanding may be milder and less horrifying than the concealed freaks pretending to lead normal human lives The first I learned from the SUBDUE Series by Thomas S Flowers, the latter from Billie Sue Mosiman s CARNIVAL FREAKS.This story illuminates the lives of several characters, some who are members of the carnival, and several gleaned from the audience on a particular evening I can validly state that some of these normal freaks made my skin crawl And worse, they look like us

  9. says:

    Despite the ending this is a REALLY REALLY great book With each page it was like. oh yeah yeah wowomg omg and then as you came up to the end of the book, it was like you just couldn t read fast enough and then didn t want to read that fast to get to the end.And then you get to the last page and the KAboom Such a flat ending, all the wow factor that came with the ENTIRE book from the very start was just not there at the end of the book You know when your body begins the Despite the ending this is a REALLY REALLY great book With each page it was like. oh yeah yeah wowomg omg and then as you came up to the end of the book, it was like you just couldn t read fast enough and then didn t want to read that fast to get to the end.And then you get to the last page and the KAboom Such a flat ending, all the wow factor that came with the ENTIRE book from the very start was just not there at the end of the book You know when your body begins the process of a HUGE sneeze your whole body starts to bend and you start going ahh ahhh ahhh and you know its gonna be a HUGE sneeze cause you can feel it ahh ahhh ahhh ahhno sneezeThat was so like the ending of this book pfftAh well, still I give it the 5 star rating cause it still deserved it..lol R

  10. says:

    A Cautionary Carnival RideYowsa this is a technical term describing the visceral reaction to a piece of fiction that reaches up from the page and smacks you in the face repeatedly.Billie Sue Mosiman is a wicked, wicked writer She sets up the reader beautifully, even as the carnival barker sets up those few guests willing to take that ill advised step from relative light into unknown darkness where they have been warned they might not want to go Down that long dark hall where the real freaks A Cautionary Carnival RideYowsa this is a technical term describing the visceral reaction to a piece of fiction that reaches up from the page and smacks you in the face repeatedly.Billie Sue Mosiman is a wicked, wicked writer She sets up the reader beautifully, even as the carnival barker sets up those few guests willing to take that ill advised step from relative light into unknown darkness where they have been warned they might not want to go Down that long dark hall where the real freaks are waiting.Of course the question is always the same Who ARE the real freaks This story, as with all really good short fiction, has a twist and what a deliciously mean twist it is , but it works beautifully without it which is also the mark of truly fine short fiction This was my first Mosiman tale It will not be last Bravo

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