Wicked Smart Carnie by Mark Matthews
Approx. 4,990 words.
Published on November 26, 2013.
Where do Carnies come from? A young man's visit to the carnival revels secrets of the Carnie culture that leaves him changed forever.
What happened that compels him to go back to the Carnival, year after year, looking for the prize that eluded him?
A short story of 2500 words. Included is the prologue to the novel, "On the Lips of Children"