A Proper Big Top Wedding – Clair Wright
1000 words Women’s Fiction
High Wire artists Lena and Claude are getting married and everyone in the circus wants to get in on the act.
It was inevitable that Lena and Claude would fall in love. How could they not? What could be more romantic than risking certain death together on the tightrope, falling together, plunging through the air into the net below? The tension, the elation, the adoration and gasps from the crowd as they performed high in the circus tent, were intoxicating. Though watched by hundreds of eager eyes, yet they were alone, isolated on the high wire. It had to be a proper big top wedding. There was some discussion as to whether the Circus Master should perform the role of best man.