The Greatest Show Unearthed! (Invitation Roleplay Tribute to Halloween)
The entrance through the gates of “Mister Murawski’s Carnival” was truly a sight to behold. It held the feeling of a carnival that had only been imagined in the movies long since passed. Giant red and white stripped tents with hues of yellow surrounded the area with multicolored balloons hanging off of the appendages of posts and pitches for the tents. The smell of popcorn and fried foods lingered in the air of the cloudless night sky and upon gazing into the void of space, one could still see the twinkling of distant stars. The lights of the Carnival were soft, but still managed to illuminate all of its attractions.
Some rides and games like a traditional Merry-Go-Round and even a Ferris Wheel dotted the landscapes with droves of people flocking to them. The sounds of balloons popping, screams of people of terrified excitement, and a live band on the loudspeaker could be heard giving what seemed like an endless performance in the most traditional way. The children, adults and teenagers were all enjoying games such as balloon darts and other such things like basketball shots. Men in clown makeup standing on stilts gave children and parents free prizes, to those that weren’t afraid of a clown that is. People walking around in goofy outfits and performing with odd instruments such as the accordion, hang drums, and even kazoo’s marched in the crowds spreading the joy of life to the children of all ages. People just couldn’t help but to stop and stare and applaud the entertainment. People walking into the Freak Show seemed to not come out the same after waiting for some time to watch them emerge again. Entertained, skeptical, or just plain creeped out were the typical reactions.
Droves of people came from all points of the surrounding areas, but the Carnival wasn’t exactly placed in a typical location. It was deep in the backwoods of the tri-state area. But who could resist a roving carnival that only appeared every decade? Admission was free. Games and rides, free! Prizes, you’ve got the picture by now. It was all free. This is probably why they don’t show up, but every decade, they probably just go bankrupt. Who really knows? No one really questions these things too deeply. It was just a fun gathering for the whole family.
There was only one ride among the small roller coasters that had seemed to send grown-ups fleeing in tears that was of any sort of note. Children under the ages of 8 were NOT allowed on this ride under any circumstances, though there were no height requirements. It was a steep climb to the top, about 30 feet in the air at most, and amongst the lines, an elevator stood atop with doors opening and closing, with a huge painted red sign saying, “Watch Your Step”. As the doors close, a deep sinister mechanical laughter bellowed out and a flame burst out of a small pipe. The ride’s name you ask? The Devil’s Playground. Real friendly huh?
From out of The Devil’s Playground, a loud ding is heard and as the doors at the base opened agape. A mammoth of a teenager that looked like he could be used for warmth on planet Hoth came dashing out with tears welled up in his eyes as he stifled back sobs in between panting. The chubby kid clearly defied rule number one in Zombieland and as he exited the grounds of the Carnival, the main tent opened revealing bright lights and shouting as a calling. The Ringmaster of Mister Murawski’s Carnival could be heard faintly as the opened flaps drew in few people at first.
The show… Had only just begun…
Last edited by muttblood; 10-23-2013 at 07:31 PM.