Sleight Of Hand (C/S1/E2/I1)

(Last Updated On: January 26, 2017)

The last time we left Cyrus Jones,
she was given a proposition over the phone.
That strange Mr. H had a mission for Cy,
a mission that required a local spy.
And so she went to a travelling carnival,
Uncle Andy’s by name it was known.
It stopped in Alpharetta every year,
but since Cyrus was little, it’d grown.
She followed her instructions, to a T.
Yes, she knew exactly where she was supposed to be:
the magic tent, with Bobby Carter.
The crowds were crowding, getting hotter and hotter.
The Whiz Kid, The Great One, these were his names.
He seemed addicted to large crowds, fortune and fame.
And with his entire act, Cyrus was impressed,
from his magic tricks, to his purple pin-striped vest.

This is just a sleight of hand,
no abracadabra, pow! Or shazam!
Let me get your attention, over here.
1, 2, 3, NOW you may cheer!

The crowd’s energy had reached a fever pitch,
Cyrus was blown away by his fancy tricks.
This charismatic creature was some enigma!
But Cyrus couldn’t shake that lingering stigma.
She was here to find out his alleged ties
to Phillip Keller and his strange machines that fly.
But that didn’t stop her applause, oh no!
And soon enough, it was the end of his show.
He puffed with pride and took a bow,
and just like that, he bid them “Ciao.”
He slipped out back as music played,
and Cyrus gave chase as thoughts on her mind weighed.
Could this be it? Her answer finally?
Who helped kill Conner and wreck her family?
There was one way to find out, follow that mage.
Then maybe in her life, Cyrus could turn a page.

This is just a sleight of hand,
no abracadabra, pow! Or shazam!
Let me get your attention, over here.
1, 2, 3, NOW you may cheer!

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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