Grando’s Traveling Sideshow



I wrote this story in a mad rush to get it submitted to a Cemetery Dance Halloween anthology. It was rejected, but I thought it worthy of a self-publish. It turned out to be a sort of homage to Bradbury’s great Something Wicked This Way Comes. Hopefully it has a little bit of the ominous feel from the old Carnivale television show. Fans of this season’s American Horror Story: Freak Show might like it as well.

My Grando is based on Croatian mythology.

It’s October of 1976 and the carnival unexpectedly rolls into Benson Falls, MA. For a couple of twelve-year-olds like Dave and Jeff, what could be better? But Grando’s Traveling Sideshow isn’t your ordinary carnival. They discover the truth about Grando but are they too late?