My Power, My Carnival! (C/S1/E2/I8)

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(Last Updated On: January 26, 2017)

Uncle Andy was on the stage that was set.
The crowd seemed immune to the lingering threat.
The air was thick with the power of fright
as James Rigger, (Uncle Andy) pulled out his scythe.

“No need for alarm!” he announced calmly,
“I’m simply taking out the trash.
I’m weary of cloak and dagger tactics,
it’s time for a little slash-and-dash.”

“My power! My carnival!
This isn’t a joke!
I’ll destroy what I want with one fell stroke!
My power! My carnival!
Why can’t you see?
I have the power! It’s all inside of me!”

Cyrus tried to use her power, raised her hands up high, but the rain just would not come.
Then someone jumped on stage and his voice was picked up by the nearby microphone.

“James, stop this right now! This wasn’t part of the plan!”

“Oh, and the gas leak at Stone Mountain was?”

“I told you! There was no gas leak. The early carnival was a distraction, because-“

“LOOK! I don’t have time for this, it’s time for slash-and-dash! Just like the old Andy went! I’ll slay the KKK, I’ll purge the plague! And all of my stale acts? Your time is spent!”

Just then James reached down and grabbed Jemima who was standing in front with the score.
Cyrus wanted to run up and fight Uncle Andy. But getting through the crowd was more than a chore.
The man that jumped on stage, Andy took him down,
then the crowd was subdued by gun-carrying clowns.
But then there came a sound which no one expected.
And once again the air itself was affected.

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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