THE CARNIVAL OF HUMAN NATURE

THE CARNIVAL OF HUMAN NATURE

“Welcome to the carnival city, most extraordinary of visitors, our highly distinguished patrons.” The words reverberated from the house walls in a chorus of echoes, emanating from the gills of somber gargoyles and from murmuring water pipes. The city was a maze of fog and bridges, gondolas drifting over canals, their punting poles stirring up things deep below the surface. “Everything has a price here, everything can be bought and sold. Look in your pockets: each coin is a flask, a vessel, a delicate, fluttering thing, waiting to be spent for something more worthwhile.”

Published in: Mithila Review, issue 12 (December 2019)

English, Short Fiction, Weird Fiction

Publication Date: 5. December 2019

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