FISH IN A BARREL

“I may not have eyes, but you are the ones who are blind. Death already walks amongst you.”

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When Scarlet seeks solace after a classmate goes missing, she discovers the town’s most notorious urban legend is more than just a story, and that messing with death and magic can lead to losing one’s mind.

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It was on the edge of the desert, beside the small and troubled town of Ashwood, that the strangers appeared as if out of nowhere, seeking sanctuary from a war torn land.

Using rare gifts to barter with, they came in search of a mysterious carnival, in the hope that they’d find the man with whom they owed a debt.

But when sinister deals are made, and men do things that may just destroy them all, the town falls into a dark slumber, unable to cope when one of their own is found dead and the prophecies of a Blind Oracle become a reality.

Except the monster within never sleeps for long.

And now, in a discarded and cursed carnival, the madness has surfaced, turning the still grieving town into a playground for the dead.

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What if, in the end, the imagination is all we have?