1001 Writing Prompts About The Circus

1001 Writing Prompts About The Circus

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From bearded ladies and trapeze artists to ringmasters and creepy clowns, the circus is filled with so many fascinating people with unique traits and backgrounds. So, why not write about it?

This place, after all, has so much potential. You can easily use it as an inspiration for a children’s story similar to Dr. Seuss’ If I Ran the Circus, a historical drama like Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, or even a fantasy novel like Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus.

Below are writing prompts about the circus you could use to brainstorm for ideas for your next story:

  • A performer is accidentally poisoned during a rehearsal.
  • Your character is the crowd circus.
  • A scientist, escaping an attack by a mysterious organization, seeks refuge at a circus. The mysterious organization burns down the circus. What happens?
  • An elephant ran amok because it didn’t eat.
  • A circus performer has new-found powers and a wish to help people.
  • The circus is looking for a new animal.
  • There is a stolen painting in the tent.
  • The circus clowns are practicing for their daily routine.
  • You just won the lottery and decided to buy a circus.  the theme of the story should be  how you make an operating budget and how you build your circus from a dream to a successful business
  • You must choose who you are to join the circus.
  • The circus was sabotaged.
  • Because of a fog, all the tent entrances disappeared and the audience couldn’t get out.
  • You are stuck in the life of the circus.
  • You are looking for your kidnapped niece, who you know is dancing in the acrobats in the circus.
  • The circus lion makes a strange noise, and then warms.
  • There he was, an elephant fan, we don’t even know what an elephant is!
  • You have to decide whether you want to sell the circus.
  • The circus needs help because one of their animals has escaped.
  • Someone is trying to sabotage the circus.
  • The circus clown does not fulfill their duties.
  • The fire in the circus tent has gotten out of control.
  • The circus lion is sick.
  • The circus hobo doesn’t want to leave.
  • You want to impress the audience by doing great feats like your favorite circus characters.
  • A group of circus performers needs to set up camp on public land, but they’re afraid they’ll get an eviction notice …
  • There is a series of unexplained murders at the circus.
  • At the circus, a prank gone wrong results in animals that are ferocious and gigantic.
  • One day, a plane will accidently drop money all over the circus and someone tries to steal the money.
  • Someone stole your car. They must have stashed it in the circus tent!
  • You are about to get the lead in the circus parade.
  • Two performers could take over the circus.
  • You’re lost in the big top and you have to figure out how to get out.
  • Everyone in the circus act dies except for you.
  • Mr. Elephant is grievously injured – he needs to go to the hospital, but the circus can’t afford the bills.
  • Invent a new circus game.
  • A new breed of animal circus is created.
  • At your circus everyone must be able to do two acts.
  • The circus lost everything in the bank robbery.
  • A circus is being constructed in your neighborhood. You wonder about all the animals involved.
  • While working at the circus, a performer finds a bag and she’s in trouble when she doesn’t share her booty.
  • After you joined the circus, everything started to go horribly wrong.
  • Is it a dream or is it the circus fantasy?
  • Your friend needs help. She is running away after performing her amazing pie balancing skills.
  • There is a rumor that a couple has been seen running away from the circus tents.
  • The horse in the circus acts spooked.
  • A clown has walked into a movie theater.
  • A runaway elephant starts following you home.
  • A person in the crowd rolls a barrel on stage.
  • The circus is in town and you want to visit the circus.
  • You are the main attraction and seen as competition by another performance.
  • You become a part of the circus, but find out that there are plots against you.
  • A curious child and some circus performers get involved in a big adventure that is life threatening.
  • To get people excited about animals, the circus has a polar bear with a taste for human flesh.
  • A circus frog asks you for your left sock. How does the conversation go?
  • During the baking process using children’s hands, a house of caker explodes into dust.
  • Circus proprietor is going bankrupt.
  • You discover something stashed in the circus tent.
  • The circus has invited some off stereotypes to be part of the exhibition.
  • Your best friends are in a terrible accident while practicing a circus act.
  • The circus comes to town in the dead of winter.
  • What happened to the clown that ended up in the tank of piranhas after leaving the circus?
  • A fire broke out in the big top.
  • The ring master must have coffee after breakfast.
  • A circus performer is seen exhausted after hours of performing.
  • A statue of the museum comes to life and joins the circus.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, the food is accidentally messed up.
  • A character is bored by the circus and tries to leave as soon as possible.
  • A baby elephant and its mother get separated, so the midwife has to pick them up and find them.
  • In the middle of saving a piece, you accidentally drop it and ruin it.
  • A failed circus makes a comeback.
  • There is a clown shortage at the circus and a volunteer makes an unexpected choice.
  • Circus tickets have been forgotten, how will the audience be compensated?
  • The circus train derailed on the way to the next stop.
  • A snake slips through the crowd and no one is certain where it is.
  • The circus lost its lion.
  • Two people are being chased by a lion they just escaped but now have to find a way to leave the circus.
  • The circus animal was lost.
  • It is your birthday and your parents are looking for ways to surprise you.
  • You are an audience member at the circus. Your number is called and you go on stage in front of everyone.
  • The circus’s horse ran off.
  • The Biggest Loser enters a circus. Winner takes all.
  • Mistaken identity – you are the circus messiah.
  • You need to choose a circus animal for your next exotic pet. What will it be?
  • A child falls into a coma and under the care of a performer turns clown.
  • You want to find out why the circus fire was set.
  • The audience ran out of the circus in fear because the juggler fell into the ring.
  • In another part of the world, another circus is in turmoil between love and hate.
  • The ringmaster has gone crazy.
  • It’s your job to prepare and run the circus for the Amazing Acrobats.
  • You are asked to do a new and unique act.
  • In celebration of Labor Day, the circus troupe is touring the country by the railway.
  • The ring master has fallen, and the circus is going to collapse soon!
  • The tent is blown away during a storm and no one comes to help.
  • A circus animal is sick and can’t perform.
  • An outsider wants to get a job at the circus.
  • The bottom of the tent fell out.
  • Nanki-Poo the Typewriter is fleeing from the police because he is a secret revolutionary.
  • The entertainers arrive early and need time to practice.
  • You adopted a circus orphan and had to teach her to perform.
  • In the middle of a performance, everything shuts down.
  • A group of children see something mysterious in the ring.
  • Your brother, sister, mom or dad who was always there for you is now gone.
  • The circus is stuck in the middle of the woods and there’s no way out.
  • The tent caught on fire, but it wasn’t supposed to. If you said ‘what.?’ then that was supposed to be ironic.
  • A birthday performer realizes there will be a surprise.
  • You are the new clown and you want to impress the ringmaster. But what happened to the old clown.
  • You find a stray monkey at the circus.
  • Your sibling is planning to run away to the circus.
  • Friendly pet magicians.
  • A gifted performer exceeds everyone else in an audition.
  • At the circus, you meet your first friends.
  • it would be exciting to run away during the circus act
  • The clowns have left the circus to go find something to eat.
  • Circus performers exist in outer space!
  • At sunrise a horse was born that can perform human actions and vice versa.
  • The circus genie granted you three wishes. What are they?
  • In turn, using at least a Bible verse and a favorite song, describe God’s overall purpose for your church.
  • A young elephant manages to break through the barrier of the circus, run away and get far away from the city and its busy streets.
  • A child learns an important life lesson at the circus.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, a circus elephant falls.
  • The big top looks abandoned.
  • You have to pay your way through college by being a freak in a circus.
  • your mother warns you to never get involved with the circus.
  • The ringmaster tells outrageous stories but is either believed or it makes no difference.
  • How would your circus act be?
  • A circus elephant decides to escape from a traveling circus.
  • The exact, exact, parallel is on. Where is the location, size, conditions etc., are exactly the same as your present circumstances. What does it mean in your life?
  • Your boss has been kidnapped by the main suspect in an investigation.
  • The performers think the ringmaster is unfairly judging them.
  • The most famous trapeze artists get a life-threatening disease.
  • Dog in the show has been seriously injured and is preparing to retire.
  • How would your life be different if you learned about it a few hours earlier?
  • Dealing with the death of a loved one.
  • You are one of the clowns in the circus.
  • Some very famous circus animals have lost their trainers.
  • You trained with the circus and now the main act needs to perform.
  • The circus elephant hates his new costume.
  • A famous ringmaster comes to your town for one day to set up the circus again.
  • A terrible fire threatens all the people and animals.
  • You and your best friend are trying out for a circus at the same time, and you learn the other person made it.
  • A clown is discovered dead backstage.
  • The circus is coming to town.
  • While rounding up the exotic animals, you discover that one of your animals has escaped.
  • What kinds of animals would you keep in the circus? Who would they entertain? In what ways might they entertain?
  • The circus tent is caught in a bad storm.
  • A clown starts telling jokes at the wrong place and time.
  • During a circus performance, someone complained about the management.
  • dying has always been part of the circus ice cream eating contest
  • While en route to the circus, the circus truck gets stuck in a snow drift.
  • Bluebeard’s circus needs someone to put on a show.
  • With limited knowledge of circus and circus people, write solutions or their cause.
  • The circus staff is tired and stressed.
  • In the middle of a performance, a trapeze breaks and the pair of performers falls to the ground.
  • A long line has formed at the ticket counter.
  • Two of your headliner’s are arguing about who deserves more money and it’s starting to spill out onto the circus tents.
  • You’re the new human cannonball.
  • A clown fell into a barrel of toxic waste and now looks like a mutant.
  • The gorilla is roaming free! He bit one of the circus animals!
  • In the middle of a circus performance, the tent collapses.
  • The circus must leave because food and supplies lack.
  • You’re at an outdoor circus and it begins to snow.
  • Could a domestic cat be used for a circus?
  • Someone an elephant carved it.
  • You go to the circus. but realize the circus is for freakish creatures.
  • You want to make a circus poster to entice people to come to the circus.
  • A bearded lady falls in love with the writer and is mad that they want to conceal her identity.
  • Circus performers run into a spell where members of the audience fall asleep during the performance.
  • Fire and smoke envelopes the performance ring.
  • The show is about to begin, but you’ve just realized that an important prop is missing.
  • Your spouse hates you being in the circus act.
  • The audience wonders why they always see the same thing. Maybe things aren’t what they seem.
  • A mysterious stranger starts filing complaints about the clowns.
  • During a circus performance, a performer drops his sword.
  • You need to write your own circus story using at least three of them.
  • The Great Corny Circus is in trouble.
  • The circus perhap…
  • The circus elephant is very ill and will require an expensive trip to the vet.
  • The circus has decorated an elephant for a parade.
  • Somehow all the animals escaped.
  • You are part of the circus troupe and there’s a rumor that maybe the circus has been performing in a place they weren’t supposed to perform in.
  • During Club Conga on Saturday night, dancers participate in a temporary circus.
  • You are trapped in a small space with all of the juggler’s juggling balls.
  • A bomb explodes while the circus is in town.
  • Children think this circus animal is magical.
  • The circus is furious that no one is attending shows.
  • A flying trapeze performance goes awry.
  • The circus dreams of grandeur while they are economy in their delivery.
  • After a parade a furry friend is missing.
  • In the circus train, a clown turns into a werewolf.
  • You are used to entertaining people, but you’re not sure what to do at this moment.
  • The circus is boring the audience.
  • You need to run away from a circus because the manager pursued you in the dark and you may lose your life.
  • To thank the circus performers for a great performance, the local community decided to throw a feast for them.
  • The biggest stage in the world is at the corner of Minnie and Toad Lane.
  • The circus has the only known cure, but it isn’t available.
  • A trainer gives his elephant only one peanut before sending it into the ring.
  • All of the clowns get mad when someone asks where the little red-nose guy is, that isn’t funny.
  • Circus is canceled because a member of the circus is seriously sick.
  • The ring master is stuck in a tree.
  • The ringmaster is feeling mean so he kicks you off the trapeze.
  • A circus bear escapes and wreaks havoc.
  • One of your circus performers is making enemies with other workers.
  • Someone has kidnapped the circus animal and can’t get out. It needs help!
  • A family has joined the circus to earn extra money.
  • A performer whose a relative is getting his out-make.
  • Friendly clowns are lost and trying to find a new circus.
  • The clowns are in love with each other.
  • There are some children who sneak into the circus tent and steal some things.
  • Someone paints a portrait of you to honor you for saving the circus.
  • The circus master wants you to find his missing hat.
  • The clowns are about to fight when someone else stands up against them.
  • A wolf escapes from the circus animal cage.
  • There is a death in the spooky-themed circus.
  • Corporate sponsors are in the audience. They find that the show is too boring.
  • Everything must go, good deal, 30 cents!
  • You’re the magician who loses his magic wallet.
  • When the elephant loses his trainer, the animals act up.
  • You dreamed that you visited a circus and weren’t even a spectator.
  • You hear in the distance that the circus is coming to town and it sounds like fun.
  • The monkey of a circus escapes and steals things.
  • What is your most memorable experience with the circus?
  • will the circus lions escape when the cage is left open?
  • The circus is very worried about how many orphans so many clowns are leaving behind.
  • The circus magician accidentally turned the circus into real tigers!
  • There is a crisis in the circus and you need to use your imagination to find a solution.
  • the lady is a performer in the circus, but a terrible blunder creates a false …
  • A performer is rehearsing a trick when someone walks in and the trick goes horribly wrong.
  • You are rich but dislike your wedding planner, because she has never been to a circus.
  • A traveling show comes to town, and you want to join.
  • The circus performers are all marionettes whose puppeteers are hiding in the audience.
  • You are a clown! You need something to entertain the audience.
  • Someone is on fire at the circus.
  • You are at a circus party and enter a closet that you weren’t supposed to enter.
  • The clown in the circus died.
  • A blue tent structure appears in your backyard.
  • A regular customer has reported seeing a ghost.
  • A family inheritance is your family circus.
  • The ringmaster says that this is the hardest way to get kids to go back to school.
  • the circus is being moved to a new location
  • Your clown accidentally spills the entire tub of water on your best lion tamer.
  • This list can be modified and used for other settings and context. If you enjoy these prompts you can check out more here.
  • The daughter of the ringmaster is missing, strange cases in the circus are reported in the vicinity, and disappearances are happening in the village.
  • You’re stuck in the middle of a circus turf war.
  • Spend the night when everyone is gone at the circus tent. If you find anyone alive, kill them!
  • The angry ringmaster has stolen the main attraction for his own circus.
  • The animals of the circus have escaped!
  • The circus turns into a prison for the night.
  • At a circus, a child says he spoke to God.
  • The circus needs their elephants to win a contest!
  • You have 100 pupils who all come from a circus school but they all have different skills and talents.
  • Someone insults your profession, challenging your work ethic in public.
  • A very large elephant is in the backyard of your new house.
  • A circus performer who travels the world severed his or her thumbs and is performing a brand new act.
  • Raining all day, not a person has shown up for the circus.
  • Someone dressed like a clown has scared off an animal.
  • You keep having nightmares about the circus monster.
  • A TV show about a crazy family that runs a circus has rave reviews.
  • While on a high wire, the trapeze artists notice something strange about the sky.
  • You have a dream about joining a circus but you don’t think you could.
  • A movie about a circus has turned them all to stone.
  • You are mistaken for the circus ringmaster.
  • You’re lucky to participate in the circus. But an accident happens…
  • Although most giver’s prompts are geared toward WRITING…
  • The clown thinks he is about to lose the circus.
  • During a circus dress rehearsal, a performer falls.
  • The acrobats on the rusty high wire are struggling to stay upright.
  • the day that Cedric is off, the clowns prank.
  • An elephant trained to do tricks doesn’t want to do his trick.
  • Looking through grandmother’s attic you find that she was a trapeze artist in the circus last century. It gave her a nervous breakdown.
  • There are magic beans.
  • I just don’t fit in with the other performers.
  • Someone is spraying graffiti on the sides of the circus tent.
  • Your circus animals escape from your car.
  • A circus is enlisting members so you decide you want to join.
  • You are in the killer clowns arsenal of tricks he has to perform.
  • The duck on Quack-a-Doodle 3 hates the circus. Maybe that’s because the other creatures tease him.
  • Circus performers have to deal with the disappearance of items during performances.
  • The circus has generously picked up a gypsy, but the next morning there are scratch marks on the awning.
  • Veles, you’re about to be a fourth of July performance, what will you do?
  • Circus ship was captured by pirates.
  • At the circus, there is a scary clown that has been scaring the kids.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, one of the performers disappears.
  • For the first time, the circus attraction is revealed to have been something else.
  • The circus comes to town and makes a boy’s dreams come true.
  • For the grand finale of the show, all the animals escape.
  • You are the understudy about to go on stage.
  • A parent discovers his child has inherited the circus.
  • Acclaim your achievement after winning a match as a circus athlete.
  • The flower girl ran over and was seriously hurt. Can you help?
  • You didn’t check the tent and the balloonists got loose.
  • To prove you are good enough for the circus you must solve riddles…
  • There is a fire in the circus tent.
  • Circus artists have to follow a silly dress code.
  • A forgotten tent has decayed and no one knows it.
  • put on a show for the school.
  • The circus gets an invitation to visit the most beautiful city in the world.
  • Someone starts to panic in the crowd, triggering a public meltdown.
  • A child is lost at the circus.
  • The cobbler who works at the circus is actually a bigamist.
  • You witness a clown accidentally killing someone and you feel bad because you know who they are.
  • Everyone is spreading a rumour that you actually are the ring master’s daughter.
  • Your favorite performer has not shown up to perform.
  • A dare gone wrong has led to a train being derailed.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, a performer falls ill.
  • It is a dark and stormy night at the circus and all the performers are half asleep.
  • You see two people having an argument with a clown standing between them.
  • What happens to the circus after years of financial losses?
  • A performer finds out the secret of a circus star.
  • You are in love with one of the circus performers.
  • No-one wants to play with you because you’re the ugly kid from the circus.
  • The circus that performed yesterday is missing and you don’t know where to look.
  • At one of your performances, the audience goes crazy and decides to come into the ring during the show.
  • An elephant steps on your foot.
  • Circus recruiting new acts – what would be good acts?
  • There is a story behind every object in the circus tent. Are you comfortable sharing it?
  • The circus came to your town to open an elephant hospital.
  • There are no parents who can take care of a dwarf but the circus.
  • Welcome to the junior circus team!
  • The audience is turning violent.
  • At a circus, everyone is taking photos of themselves instead of records featuring the monkeys and elephants.
  • Your boyfriend or girlfriend is performing in a circus show.
  • You have created a manuscript that is published in the circus.
  • The audience member jumps on stage because the audience members below are frantic and filming the circus show on their phones.
  • Comical Inc is a calligraphy service provider. They have a circus theme. Point out the words with a circus theme.
  • Someone from another planet becomes part of the circus.
  • You are the owner of the largest traveling circus and need a new
  • The circus in your town was shut down because of an incident involving one of the performers.
  • After the circus burns down, a forensic scientist finds a piece of canvas with a fingerprint on it.
  • There was an accident in the circus while a kid was watching.
  • The trapeze artist can no longer perform.
  • You have lost your way while tracking a rare midnight ape in the rainforest .
  • You wake up in the middle of the night hearing strange sounds coming from the circus tent.
  • You want to run away and join the circus.
  • Everyone wants the aerial artist in their show.
  • You just stepped out to go to the restroom and came back to find out the circus has moved locations.
  • You are a chocolate clown and everyone loves you just the way you are.
  • A poor tightrope walker’s dream is to learn how to juggle.
  • Grandmother turns into a monkey.
  • A citizen of your kingdom has just joined the circus. How could this have happened?
  • While clowning around the elephant leaves.
  • You show up to a circus only to find that a magic act has been stolen!
  • A boxer and a monkey experience existential angst during performances.
  • Circus owner, Steve has disappeared!
  • The performer at the circus falls down during her performance, breaking some bones. Another performer tries to keep going, but blood is pouring from her.
  • A bomber gets into a circus tent, bombs everywhere!
  • You are the newest circus clown.
  • You’re performing on a trapeze, and you hear a baby cry from below.
  • The spot light runs across the auditorium to get to the audience, but has to go through the circus ring to get there.
  • You were born a juggler but never learned to juggle.
  • An enraged clown tears down the tents of the circus, looking for his next victim.
  • One of the acts in the circus is sucking the life out of the people who pay money.
  • There is a power failure and the electricity is not restored.
  • A visitor to your school’s career day wants to join the circus.
  • A clown killed himself in front of the other clowns.
  • The circus animals have escaped and you need to catch monkeys.
  • Things get out of control at the End of the Route.
  • The lions have escaped!
  • The tight wires, tucked behind the elephants, always seemed so fragile! was always afraid that it would break, and someone would fall !
  • The legend of the ringmaster’s brother is…
  • A terrible storm bursts through. Piece together a
  • The circus elephant won’t eat the acrobats for breakfast.
  • The animal trainer’s quest leads to tragedy.
  • The circus siblings are making ghost costumes and are scared when they become real.
  • The animals in the circus are trying to break free!
  • You are given the opportunity to perform a miraculous feat.
  • How to run your circus? or how to improve your circus.
  • There is a new cowboy on the block, and he is causing trouble.
  • Everyone has to perform on stage, even the people that are traditionally behind the scenes.
  • There’s a mysterious group called “the freaks”.
  • A new abigail has started working at the circus.
  • the circus gets lost in the middle of nowhere
  • A band of mischievous fairies find a circus coach and ride away with everything but horses.
  • you and your pony were stars in the circus, but then you and your mom had a falling out that has you take off with the circus and your pony.
  • The ringmaster pulled grandma from the game, at the expense of the entire circus.
  • The clowns walk out because of a pay dispute.
  • A little boy is interested in joining the circus.
  • They say a magician never reveals his secrets. However, a magician’s wife has finally revealed all!
  • Your tour guide took you to a zoo in the west to experience a carnival tiger escape.
  • You have tickets to the circus but it rains.
  • A performer isn’t feeling well during a big performance.
  • One-of-a-kind animals are disappearing from the circus. What’s the thief’s motive?
  • The circus is planning a tour.
  • Someone wrote a love letter from the clown.
  • Three circus animals travel together.
  • Circus performers have gotten mixed up, will you help them?
  • The entire circus must be destroyed because of a disease.
  • What’s the biggest problem a person can face on a unicycle?
  • In front of a big crowd, your act goes wrong.
  • The elephant got loose and escaped.
  • A performer dies on stage.
  • Circus performers forget their music, leaving only the acrobats to save the day.
  • The ringmaster wants to know how you swallowed that sword.
  • A switch of a costume castaway an identity.
  • While riding in the Ferris wheel a performer starts to make a confession.
  • Using the verb, ‘to catch’, write a story about a circus performer.
  • Your pet circus elephant is walking on your school.
  • A circus performer says they can turn to a character from a grimoire.
  • The clown is bored and is pondering how to entertain a small crowd.
  • You work at the comedy section of the circus.
  • The circus is closed after they find out the circus manager is a thief.
  • Stealing acrobats equipment to perform on your own.
  • You are a healer in the circus.
  • The tiger in the circus has escaped.
  • A stay in the local hospital leads to an inheritance and a circus trip to your hometown.
  • A crazy trickster actress brings in a monkey to run away with the circus, but then she changes her mind and falls in love with him.
  • You’re the leader of the circus but you have no audience.
  • You are in charge but you don’t know what to do.
  • Treasured memories of the circus elicit tears.  The effort needed to overcome them is almost painful.
  • Ring-master announces a show with 10 creatures and trains an additional 10.
  • In the circus, the lion tamer gets away.
  • Three people enter a dull building wondering what they will experience.
  • Two rival circus families argue about which is better.
  • Circus tickets are reduced, so you buy one.
  • Coke and Pepsi in a circus setting with a 30 second ad spot you need to create.
  • You have learnt magic and are practicing to perform in the circus.
  • You feel like you’re being watched.
  • A corner of the circus has fallen over.
  • The tent is collapsing during the show.
  • the circus performers have gone mad and are trying to kill each other!
  • You’re a trained circus animal and you want to run away.
  • Circus performers try to kidnap you. What do you do?
  • A terrible rival circus show is entering town and threatens to steal away their audience.
  • Find yourself in a circus as a clown for a day.
  • A lion escapes.
  • As a director of the circus, you have to reorganize show business, because the show must go on!
  • It is your dream to be a part of a circus.
  • You meet your matchstick brother at the circus
  • The clowns stage a protest to get a better contract.
  • The grandstand collapses.
  • The trapeze artist has been captured by the villain.
  • The bad clown is robbing the circus and you must warn the Ringmaster.
  • A circus performer needs a partner.
  • The circus keeper yells “it’s just the peg!”
  • Circus is really an expanded version of the traditional eraser.
  • You are a trapeze artist and about to try out your new act.
  • You offer to juggle knives for the circus because you can’t juggle balls.
  • Somebody has stolen the circus performance money.
  • What animals living in the circus are more intelligent than people?
  • A circus performer is so disappointed by life that he throws himself off the trapeze.
  • While the ring master is in the bathroom, the showing accidentally locks the audience in the circus tent. They now have to find a way out.
  • The circus lion is dying, can you help?
  • In the middle of a circus performance, something has caught fire…
  • A politician uses the circus as a cover to steal from the town.
  • Due to high expenses, you have to make up an act yourself!
  • He writes songs about the beat of the circus instead of using instruments.
  • The crowd always heckles the one-man unicycle act.
  • Everyone suspects the elephant because they found sawdust in its trunk.
  • Circus train is stranded and needs to be rescued.
  • A barrel of gunpowder explodes at the circus, killing all the clowns.
  • A circus elephant dies and is put in a freezer in the back.
  • The clown is busy entertaining the children, but someone is sabotaging the show.
  • A performer is being threatened with a knife during a circus performance.
  • Something went wrong in the animal cage. The animals escaped!
  • You are the ringmaster of the circus, but you can’t really take performance seriously.
  • A two-headed person needs the help of a detective to find out what happened.
  • Make a list of all seven acrobatic sins.
  • A circus elephant killed the clown and must be killed to protect your reputation.
  • The ring master is sick and you’re in charge. What do you do?
  • You discover the sleeping crew of circus artists in the abandoned circus tent.
  • You fall in love with a circus performer.
  • There is a competition against another circus for the future of the circus, the prize is a bionic tiger.
  • Tiffany and Edward met in the circus tent.
  • In the circus, a demon is rising.
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  • The circus trains are under attack!
  • You are dreaming about a circus.
  • McDowell’s Tales – To Stand Against is coming to your circus for a show.
  • The Ringmaster of a circus has invited you to her birthday party.
  • What happens when a circus tent blows away in a storm?
  • The main performer tripped on the sway pole during the high wire walk act.
  • The circus is terrible with no ringmaster, no monkeys, but there are white horses and white rabbits running around all over the place.
  • A circus gal is lashing out on social media.
  • You are a stranger in a strange land surrounded by strange people. You just want to get back home to the circus.
  • A car pulled up and two strangers got out. One is an old friend, the other is a zombie.
  • The elephant has drowned in the lake.
  • The Circus performer thought a heist will go well.
  • The girls want to write a new act.
  • The circus parade is lost!
  • The new movie about your family is coming out.
  • The ringmaster is acting strangely.
  • The dog in the circus has escaped!
  • You come across a great circus tent while walking in a forest.
  • There are mad-scientists among the circus performers.
  • Running a circus is your job. You have to upsell to the audience.
  • Circus girls are disappearing…
  • The circus is all bark and no bite.
  • At a circus, a demonstration ends up in disaster.
  • Choose a star performer for your circus.
  • you’re friends want to visit the circus with you but the circus has a really strong way of cheering up the visitors.
  • One day, you meet a strange girl at the circus who seems to be able to astral project herself.
  • During a scary clown performance, the performer breaks a leg.
  • Watching the circus is boring.
  • The local circus is moving to a new location and has a block sale.
  • The clowns find lost kittens and prepare them for the circus.
  • What you’ve seen in the ring, and what you’ve heard backstage, is not what it seems.
  • The clown has disappeared!
  • You’re in the audience today instead of onstage.
  • An acrobatic mid-air routine goes wrong.
  • Witnessing a circus performance, you decide to join as a performer.
  • The circus lion escaped.
  • The circus has run out of food.
  • The circus meanie steals fortune from the audience for its own selfish gains.
  • The circus is in the middle of a performance and a small child gets lost.
  • Everything is frozen at the circus.
  • Circus animals are able to talk.
  • You are the clown of the circus. You haven’t slept for two days and you don’t know why.
  • The magician’s cat escaped leaving just a pair of gloves in its place.
  • The circus needs new costumes and is running out of time.
  • A carny takes you into the back room and offers to sell you some pink elephant.
  • A circus clown disappears during the night.
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  • Circus loyalty is always an obstacle.
  • Somehow you have been accepted to the circus school.  Write a story about the things you do to impress the other students.
  • You spot a camera crew moving into the circus. What would the show look like?
  • An elephant and a small arctic hare become friends.
  • Before the start of a circus, the animals are all gone!
  • Guess who’s joining the circus?
  • The crowd has become rowdy and wants to fight. Who got blamed?
  • Ringmaster falls ill, and you are in charge.
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  • A clown picks your pockets.
  • The clowns are knocked out by a wreck, they were supposed to be in charge of everything..
  • During one of the circus acts, a lion breaks free.
  • The show has been going on for too long, it’s time for a crowd favorite.
  • The elephant got loose at the circus.
  • These are the prompts that the students come up with, they are new and original, they write about the feelings and events that they would see in a real life circus. We state that this is a normal morning of a freelancer writer!
  • A fire causes chaos at the circus.
  • Two humans switched places with circus animals.
  • You’re selling candy in front of a circus. You notice everyone leaving, including the circus. You can join in or stay out until it comes back.
  • Maybe that’s a little ridiculous but you can use it as a reference in case you are in need of freshening up your active brain. For all writers out there, especially flash fiction writers or those who are writing for contests.
  • On the way to a circus, the next biggest performer in line throws up.
  • Your daughter wants to join the circus.
  • The cop is undercover and is working in a circus.
  • You are invited to the circus for the night.
  • Once upon a time, the circus queen started her own troupe of circus animals.
  • During a circus performance, the clown takes the wrong prop.
  • The stage collapses and props fall. The clown is trapped in an opening.
  • The trapeze performer is missing.
  • There is a new family that is about to visit the circus.
  • Given the choice between running away from an approaching train and entering a life of royalty, a young prince chooses the latter.
  • The circus has been robbed and it’s up to you and your friends to catch the thief.
  • Inspecting the big tent for the first time, you find that something is very wrong.
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  • The circus trainer can’t find his cat.
  • You spot a street performer auditioning for the circus.
  • Some actors start performing music videos in the middle of the audience.
  • You are forced to perform a stunt in the circus.
  • The birds in the air is a big hit at your circus.
  • An elephant is hurt during a public circus performance.
  • Make a list of ten interesting circus facts combined with facts you already have.
  • You are a close friend of a circus performer.
  • At the circus, a lion escapes from the big top.
  • You decide to become a circus performer, but have no idea how to become one.
  • The kids learned about the circus from free flashcards and decided to visit what they learned.
  • The circus has a reputation for being haunted .
  • Someone has gone crazy in the circus and is threatening to kidnap one of the actors.
  • The manager refuses to let you talk to the acrobat.
  • In an abandoned circus building, teens hear a mysterious noise.
  • To begin a book entitled, “The Lives of the Circus Performers.”
  • All of the animals find a new home.
  • Sprocket is the head and only elephant in the circus.
  • The circus animals have rebelled.
  • The circus is having a memory test and you need to help a performer.
  • Someone has stolen the show will
  • The performers should be wearing special outfits, but none of them will fit!
  • You are blind. What can you feel?
  • A vampire has invaded the circus.
  • Your child has an unusual special ability.
  • While enjoying a circus a sudden loss of power causes the show to come to a screeching halt.
  • You are part of an acrobatic duo.
  • The circus is the only way for two teens to find money.
  • The ring master instructs one of you to go into the crowd and call the next person. What happens?
  • A man invaded the circus without a ticket and began causing a disruption.
  • The ringmaster’s wife is having an affair with the acrobat.
  • The all acrobatic circus movie is in pre-production for the summer and the producers are nervous, because the concept is new and also they need to cast some stunt people for the traffic and acrobatic scene.
  • You are the circus.
  • The clown has been stabbed and you need to find a way to keep the show going overnight.
  • The circus performer who falls dies during the performance.
  • The circus beast has escaped.
  • A jewelry crime took place in a vaudeville show, now the performer is missing.
  • The circus is stuck in a strange town in the middle of nowhere.
  • Hankering to make a million dollars, you decide to work for a circus and become the new lion tamer.
  • Circus meandering through the zoo.
  • In the past the circus was really horrible. If you can’t make yours be better make it even worse.
  • Circus workers have painted themselves into a corner.
  • Circus story writing in grade two primary and the circus theme just hard the children to make it seem to the whole story creative and good illustrations so that can attract many people to follow the story.
  • A performer falls in love.
  • While we were walking through the woods, a circus started up right next to us.
  • The performer you are writing about is doing something they’ve never done before.
  • A stranger visiting the circus gets lost and needs help.
  • Unknown to the circus clown, he is being followed by a fan.
  • Imagine you’re put in charge of the circus. Where should you start first?
  • Everyone is together at the circus, but one of the clowns is missing.
  • The lion escapes from the cage.
  • Something enormous and mysterious is wandering through the circus.
  • During a circus performance, the curtain falls, and a quarter of the audience walk out.
  • An acrobat lands on you.
  • A tiger is loose in the ring.
  • The performer has loose teeth and is in slight pain – can you help?
  • At an outdoor fair a drop tent has collapsed.
  • Suffer from insomnia? Research suggests that including some nature-related activities in your day may reduce damage caused by sleep deprivation. “Taking a walk outside, sitting at a window and watching the world go by, or spending a few minutes playing outside with the family dog can help burn away the stress.”
  • Where does everybody go after the circus? Where do they hide the elephants and lions?
  • where the “freaks” live at the circus
  • A circus show is close to breaking down, but circus performers are trying to avoid blowing their cover.
  • What does the ringmaster think of the new virtual reality circus?
  • A circus needs help bringing the animal back to their place.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, there is a fight inside the audience.
  • There is a clown who is being abused by a group of youngsters from the neighborhood.
  • What would you do if you were a clown?
  • A snake eats the crowd.
  • When the circus clown tells you to say “aka” during a joke, you do.
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  • You meet an eccentric clown in your local park.
  • The circus tent is haunted!
  • A menacing stranger is in the audience.
  • You can only keep one animal from the circus?
  • Circus performer is turning into a monster-human.
  • You, the lead stunt man, fall down in the middle of a performance.
  • You have to give a speech for your friend who ‘friended’ the circus.
  • A lone flea visits the circus.
  • Along the dock leaning against a circus ship, a beautiful woman rests against the railing, lit brightly by the moon, curls hanging down her shoulders cascading over nothing, leaning on the wooden rails with her head in her arms hanging above the cold sea.
  • You are performing with your circus when strange animals attack.
  • You stumble across one of the circus owner’s hidden vaults.
  • A furry friend is lost at the circus.
  • The tent has collapsed and people are hurt!
  • Infiltrating a circus for a rescue mission.
  • The ringmaster did not show up, so someone needs to plan all of the acts.
  • A radical new act in a circus causes wacky hijinks.
  • In the study room, everyone starts doing interpretive stilts.
  • A circus is underwater.
  • A child has a lemonade stand for the circus.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, there is a surprise.
  • There is nothing in your circus but a white lion cub.
  • Having a dream about performing with the circus.
  • The circus is closing and you have an hour to clear the great big top.
  • Animals from a zoo break out and invade the circus.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, props fall.
  • You return to the circus to be reunited with your fiancé, but you’re too late.
  • A clown is in love with you.
  • A person comes out riding on a huge amazing…
  • Circus performers are cursed to become were-animals during the full moon.
  • The circus band is missing their tuba players.
  • The circus arrives in town, and a bookworm is asked to review their show.
  • Overhearing the talk of a tiger, a lion roars in protest.
  • The circus has fallen on hard times.
  • You need to come up with the “most spectacular” act for the circus.
  • You fell in love with someone from the circus.
  • You are skilled at driving the circus bus, but you are now weeks late in picking up the performers who are stranded in town close by.
  • You are a clown performing stupid tricks but you have a physical problem that makes it hard to do your act.
  • You, leaving your suitcase in the trunk of your car, encounter a real circus for the first time and it’s amazing but it’s a strange atmosphere.
  • A circus man runs away from the circus.
  • Ring Master accepts any challenge by contestants.
  • The circus asks for help.
  • The ringmaster is coughing and there is no time for suspense-he has a rare disease and only one week to live.
  • A clown asks someone to help him paint the circus tent balloons.
  • Two actors in a romantic comedy about a circus meet.
  • The trapeze platform catches fire…
  • The circus and its performers seek revenge .
  • There is a new lion in the circus. He is everything that a lion should be – tooth, claw, and mane, but unfortunately he also is sick.
  • During your performance, you notice the elephants have escaped the tent.
  • Your ex-boyfriend is the most popular performer in the circus.
  • Your car broke down at the entrance to the circus.
  • One of the women that works in the circus becomes pregnant.
  • Circus people come to town and the boys meet them at the library.
  • You are a small fish in a big pond, performing for circus patrons.
  • While tricking, you fall extremely hard.
  • You stop at a town and are mistaken for the circus.
  • Someone finds an animal just like an alicorn, but without the abilities.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, you feel something above your head.
  • You are orphaned after your mother’s death, and the circus people take you in.
  • The circus tent is a disaster area.
  • On the roof of the big top, someone is trying to break in.
  • You have to kill the lion.
  • A mime is standing in the road and won’t get out of the way.
  • A person gets into the cage with a tiger for laughs.
  • The clown runs away from the circus after hurting a child.
  • A performance bird takes flight when you approach.
  • The circus animals were stolen!
  • the performance.
  • You arrive at the circus only to find out that the foreman is missing.
  • The circus is falling apart and the clowns have nowhere to sleep, what should they do?
  • Chaos ensues.
  • The circus performer disguises herself as a clown to be able to spend time with her beloved ring master.
  • A hypnotist works with the audience.
  • Making a wrong choice can lead to your disgrace!
  • You meet a new friend who works in the circus.
  • circus animals are getting exotic.
  • The circus is running away!
  • During his circus show, a man realizes he has forgotten his body. What should he do?
  • A circus-related secret organisation enters the peaceful lives of a group of friends.
  • You and your friends go to the circus and stumble on a robbery.
  • Suddenly a lion runs from its cage!
  • A circus worker falls from the big top trying to catch a vaulter.
  • The poor clown has lost his costume.
  • What once was a circus is now winter quarters for the circus animals.
  • Halloween at the circus. Or the circus’ own Halloween party.
  • You have been the ringmaster of the circus for years and now you are very old. A hurricane blows into your circus, injuring all performers and tearing down the big top. You decide not to rebuild. All performers have long married and
  • A circus performer is fired because they refuse to give away their pet python.
  • A former circus worker has performed a circus act filled with anger and wants to set things right.
  • Do you find a missing person within the circus?
  • Heat is smothering the circus animals.
  • The children want to sneak out for ice cream.
  • Write about a person who quit their job to become a circus performer.
  • A trailer on the circus train catches on fire.
  • While watching a circus performance, you fall off your chair and twist your ankle. You try to get up but the performers are just beyond your reach.
  • The storm is coming. You need to get to a safe place. Where will you go?
  • A man-eating circus dragon tried to eat your agent! You are very mad.
  • A lion pops out of the audience and ruins a performance.
  • You are working in a circus and a giant tesla coil is brought onsite.
  • Thankfully the circus is rotating!
  • The circus family distributes flyers for the performers’ acts.
  • All of a sudden, a spook rises out of the floor.
  • You are new to the circus and are getting used to weird occurrences that no one else seems to notice. What occurrence do you think is the most obvious?
  • Your friend’s grandmother doesn’t want you to perform at the circus.
  • The circus has lost all its equipment.
  • During a performance one audience member shouts ‘Look at the light!’
  • You awaken from a dream to find yourself outside in the circus tent.
  • Amazing acts are being performed on the trapeze at a circus, but something is wrong on this particular night.
  • A new act is hired at your circus, what is it?
  • To entice customers to come to the circus, the owner decides to host a pet show.
  • There’s been a horrible accident at the circus and the animals won’t perform anymore.
  • You live in a small country where circus is banned for some reason. Now you have no way of making money.
  • You accidentally step on a person’s toe.
  • You realize the circus you’re in is a circus of horrors!
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  • Called a freak, how can you be one of the famous trapeze artists?
  • Your twin is in the circus and writes you a letter.
  • While at a circus, a strange man hands you a card telling you of your future.
  • There are so many monkeys!
  • A circus performer disappears.
  • The circus is on fire and you must do something to stop it.
  • The catcher missed the ball and all the animals were loose.
  • The circus tent just fell on a person.
  • Buckle up & belay as we’re vaulting over platforms.
  • A romance novel that involves a circus performer makes the characters and the circus a central component of the plot.
  • the audience is surrounded by clowns, some are making puns
  • The animals have gotten loose, and the circus needs help rounding them back up.
  • The ring leader tells you she is in love and has a secret to tell.
  • A former circus refugee traveling by wagon train has an opportunity to perform.
  • There’s a loogaroo behind the circus.
  • In a small town, close to the circus, a small boy dreams of being a teen acrobat. Seeing the posters on the walls of the small town library inspires him to go to the nearest town, which happens to have a circus. However, the local yokels do not like having a circus come into their town.
  • Show your central character surrounded by circus performers.
  • Sibling rivalry – One of the performers is not what they seem.
  • The baby giraffe is sick.
  • You are secretly trying to get a job with the circus.
  • What happens when you are in the middle of paying a high wire performer?
  • A ringmaster has fallen in love with one of the trapeze artists, he wants to propose…
  • What is your favorite circus?
  • In the circus, one performer is tempted to walk among the lions.
  • All the kids are going to the nearby amusement park instead of the circus.
  • You are in a search and rescue exercise in the circus tent.
  • Something has happened to the boss’s daughter.
  • A little girl got lost by the tractor.
  • Circus people never forget.
  • A person pops out of nowhere and wants to be in the circus.
  • Help! All of the circus shows are out of order!
  • A circus falls into the ocean.
  • What happens when the clown wants to write a solo?
  • The circus has animals on it.
  • Your circus performers are having a parade in a street and suddenly come face to face with a riot.
  • Two performers act out their love but they must keep it a secret because the rest of the circus are not thrilled with them dating.
  • A lion/tiger/rhinoceros escapes its cage, attracted by moonlight …
  • you are a clown and love baking in your free time… What happens?
  • You have had a vision from an oracle in another dimension.
  • During the circus, a fire starts and the flames start getting bigger.
  • The freak show had no idea what they were.
  • Every performance stress has to be mitigated.
  • The circus train is coming to your town!
  • Everything goes dark during a circus performance.
  • Two children are missing from the circus and everyone is searching for them.
  • In a small town there was a midget circus!
  • You wander into a circus that is stuck in time.
  • The dragon is loose!
  • An elephant on a tightrope disappears, and it’s your job to find him.
  • It is too hot so the lions want to go lie down in the cool barn.
  • you are trying to impress a girl, and during the circus a lion attacks another performer.
  • Crazy is a relative term.
  • The circus has lost its sense of purpose.
  • You have two minutes to pitch an idea to the circus producer.
  • As you are walking to work, you find a cocoon.
  • A friend asked you to get something from the circus tent after-hours.
  • A circus elephant stampede!
  • The brilliant start to a magical circus’ act goes awry with a box of candy being taken instead of donuts. The circus ringmaster sets out to find the missing thief.
  • It is a strange circus that you visited last night.
  • There is a blackout in the main tent!  In the dark, a clown catches your eye.
  • A writer is trying to finish a story about a circus clown.
  • The Ring-master’s wife has been kidnapped by the clown from the next circus.
  • The ringmaster in the circus is a cruel man. He abuses one of the performers.
  • You could be the next new circus act!
  • The night before opening night, the circus coach gets sick. All the performers need to change their acts into much better and exciting acts.
  • At the big top, the elephants are unhappy. Through your detective work, you figure out why.
  • The circus tiger has escaped his cage and is now on a killing spree.
  • A fiery acrobat turns your past against you.
  • You discover a weird circus near yours.
  • The clown is dead and the clown killer is on the loose.
  • When working with an elephant, a truck carrying circus tents falls into the deep gorge.
  • So much more to come soon.
  • A star circus clown is rumoured to still be alive, although there is no proof. Will you find him, bring the show back?
  • The circus is going broke and needs a newer illusion.
  • The performers are having a bad day and are in a foul mood.
  • A flash of lightning causes the entire circus to be encased in metal.
  • You lost your treasure but think it’s in the circus.
  • You’re helping to make circus outfits when an elephant comes through the window with the chair you’re sitting on.
  • Built an imaginary world in which you were part of the circus.
  • A local man buys the circus with a plan even if it isn’t ready yet to be shown.
  • The tent caught on fire and the circus members are struggling to control flames.
  • Uncle Hugo has been performing in the circus and now he needs your help.
  • A thief has stolen three keys from the old ring master’s box.
  • The circus is to perform King Lear.
  • A cowboy shoots the ring leader with a gun that has not been cleaned.
  • The dog act is excellent, except the trust the circus manager has put in the dogs has led to desperation on their part.
  • Ask a parent about a childhood memory involving the circus or a circus clown.
  • One of the circus’ acts involves clowns, keeping them under control.
  • A ring master with real magic powers shows up.
  • You need another job and walk into the circus offices.
  • A girl gets fired from the circus because she doesn’t like the way the animals are treated.
  • Because of the poor economy, the circus should sell their animal friends. The animals, however, are their friends.
  • Your brother wants to be a trapeze artist but will you let him?
  • All people and animals in the circus are made of paper.
  • There’s a fire in the popcorn stand!
  • Aliens have taken over the circus.
  • the circus must move to insure their survival. Which exotic animals must be removed from the property?
  • There’s a small fire during the circus performance.
  • Circus folk are making noises.
  • A woman and a clown have a conflict of interest.
  • A striped pillow, green lantern, cracked mirror, giant ring, black cat, smelling salts and black apple in a box.
  • Because you’re a wayfarer, you made a deal with the ringmaster to keep the circus in the air with your wayfaring magic.
  • The kid who got caught running on the high wire without a net tries to explain how he did it.
  • Meet the new clown who sleeps with a comforter.
  • At the circus veterinarian tent, the animals appear half buried in the mud of the tent floor.
  • A circus goer runs away from the circus freak show and learns what these freakish performers have to endure.
  • The circus animals have gone wild.
  • One of the performers has gone missing right before the show starts. You suspect foul play.
  • The main act of the day is  “The Great Herbert” who has a secret that he doesn’t want to reveal.
  • A trapeze artist thinks her partner is sabotaging her.
  • A duel between two magicians breaks out at the linchpin of the circus.
  • Pushed by his friends, the writer ends up writing a comedy.
  • Ronald the bird tries to retrieve a runaway bird.
  • You are in need of more circus performers, so you have resorted to kidnapping.
  • A penguin becomes lost in a big city.
  • The townspeople offer an inheritance to the poor, if they can prove the honor of their past.
  • A performance in the wagon broke too fast.
  • Because of a bad storm, the circus will be closed.
  • Jack the Clown.
  • The lights go out in the middle of the circus.
  • I, just after watching a circus performance, start wandering in circles hoping it was a dream.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, the circus animals escape.
  • There was really a ghost in the ring!
  • So You Want To Be A Performer…
  • The lion just broke out of his cage.
  • Food is running short.
  • Midway through the circus performance, a tightrope walker gets incapacitated.
  • An elephant has run wild.
  • A small circus is releasing a new line of toys and attracts a young child who wants one of them.
  • There is a stinkbug under the stands.
  • The turkey wants to perform in the show caravan.
  • Due to bad weather, the circus appears in the neighbor’s venue.
  • A circus train has collided with another train.
  • The monkeys slipped out!
  • The ringmaster fines a gladiator.
  • The circus entertains guests with flying elephants until they break the tent.
  • You have 15 minutes to walk 50 feet.
  • You’ve found a hidden path in the woods.
  • The circus elephant has escaped!
  • Someone’s thrown a dead body over your fence, how will you find out who did it?
  • Animals just don’t get along in the cage.
  • The giraffes playing together around the circus eating.  It starts raining and the circus is flooded. The first and second graders are evacuating via boats that brought them to the beach. The people at sea still decided to evacuate.
  • The magician’s act doesn’t go as planned.
  • The clown lost its smile on the road on their way to the circus.
  • You are adventuring in ancient Rome. You come across a circus.
  • Everyone thinks the circus has been cancelled, but it has not.
  • One of the circus rings burns down.
  • What can you do to help the performance go on?
  • A flashback of a fight occurs during the circus.
  • A hungry lion runs amok in the dance hall.
  • your family went to a circus where a bear raised a human baby.
  • The circus crowd sees a strange sighting during a performance.
  • The main performer injures herself.
  • The circus is on fire.
  • You’re giving a speech at a circus school.
  • Circus clowns aren’t allowed to be serious.
  • A new circus has opened and wants to be the biggest and best.
  • Scout is watching the circus act at night.
  • Success! You found a freak!
  • During a circus performance, someone dies.
  • The ring leader hasn’t shown up so you have to take over.
  • You have been hired as the wizard in the circus.
  • The performance goes downhill because the animals are not trained well.
  • A clown heard a sound coming from a bush and when he checked it out, there was a tiger hiding there.
  • You are a spoiled child, and your parents are going out for the evening, sending you to the circus as a babysitter.
  • Rigged acts, real acts.
  • The circus owner is a shady character and you have a secret meeting with her.
  • A tiger escapes while the circus is on the road.
  • Bubbles has returned to the circus.
  • The bearded lady is unhappy because she is not treated as special.
  • Somewhere below you, something is stirring in the dark and moving up toward the light
  • The circus pig has escaped!
  • An elephant is missing.
  • There are cameras around every corner of the circus.
  • The birthday clown is climbing onto the roof in order to do a motorcycle jump.
  • Something disappeared from the circus tent and you need to find it.
  • Circus animals each need a different kid’s help.
  • The main ring of the circus begins to collapse.
  • Your airship crashed into the circus tent.
  • You come upon a circus when it is having trouble.
  • During a circus performance, a scary stranger approaches you.
  • You interview for a spot in the circus and are going to perform a risky stunt.
  • The circus is to be closed forever. How do the people feel?
  • What things don’t you like about the circus?
  • Kids wanted to know how circus animals were trained
  • The Big Top is growing smaller and smaller, because one person is disappearing at a time.
  • You were left your late uncle’s circus in his will, but you don’t have time to take over.
  • The ringmaster of the circus gives the performers a tour of his “business” after the show.
  • Houdini was murdered, and he wants a writer to find his killer.
  • There really is no such thing as a cursed circus.
  • During a show the ringmaster leaves his duties for something important.
  • Everything about your circus is not as it appears.
  • The circus is coming but first, you need to clean out your tent.
  • The lion escapes!
  • Penetration, Moist, Hard Pole
  • A runaway elephant has destroyed the big top-what will you do?
  • When putting together the big top, there is a hole in the middle.
  • The ring master has a problem.
  • You don’t like clowns and you’re being blamed for a missing table knife they need for their act.
  • A beast escapes from the circus tent at night.
  • Performers in blue costumes jumped out during your performance.
  • In the middle of the performance, a performer falls.
  • You are following on like a circus clown and realise you are in a circus show.
  • A guy in the shadows of a tent pulls the strings of every circus act that performs. No one knows he exists.
  • You get an invitation to a circus. The problem is you’re allergic to animals.
  • A lady has been found injured in the circus and needs an ambulance.
  • How did your circus get to perform at the biggest fair?
  • Circus children are disappearing after they are adopted to military families.
  • You have to write a new script for the circus to win back your patron’s support.
  • There is a circus at the council park.
  • Circus performers consider themselves normal humans but when no one else can physically perform their acts…
  • The trapeze hangs very low and there is no one to catch the trapeze artist.
  • Injured animals need medicine, but your budget only allows for a tiger mask.
  • Your dog manages to escape from his cage when you’re at the circus.
  • The great magician Max Bones has vanished and the circus needs to find him.
  • The circus employees are about to go on strike.
  • At the circus, training is under pressure.
  • A caravan of settlers are looking for a home after being evicted from the circus grounds.
  • the boy of a circus family doesn’t agree with the circus way of life.
  • You want to join the circus because you have no future.
  • A couple getting married in the circus wants a significant part of the wedding to be a ruse.
  • While fixing tent poles a Ring Master gets impaled by a sharp one.
  • A bear has escaped from the magic act and is running through the crowd.
  • The ring master tells you about this mysterious new fire eater. …
  • The main performer wants to base their next show on the findings of a list of tasks.
  • Our circus is chosen for the world cup, we have 10 days to get ready for the show.
  • The circus has a half-man half-woman exhibit.
  • My friend is in the circus.
  • Circus is coming to town so everyone in town goes to.
  • An unruly performer won’t perform or obey the ring master.
  • Watching the circus, a freaky performer suddenly changes his act.
  • In the middle of the circus performance the ring master announces that the show continues with a special performance.
  • The tent is in great shape but the circus smell is really bad.
  • You hear of a circus hypnotist making people perform strange tasks against their will.
  • The circus is asked to perform in a small town at an old fairground that is scheduled to be closed, because there are rumors that a curse that killed a clown is there.
  • The lion escaped despite your best efforts to keep it in its cage.
  • Running late for a performance everything seems to go wrong.
  • The sea lions are unhappy.
  • The clowns are letting loose laughing gas into the tent!
  • The high wire is broken and only one person knows how to fix it.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at circus secrets.
  • The giant blue bird is attacking because it feels unwanted.
  • Can you find the snake before it gets away with the leading circus act?
  • When the circus magician put the rabbit into the hat, the rabbit disappeared.
  • You’re putting on a show and the main attraction has a heart attack.
  • Applaud. Keep clapping. If you don’t, you’ll wish you were a lion’s dinner.
  • Circus people, who live outside of the circus, are planning to put the circus out of business.
  • You witness an argument between two circus performers.
  • During a circus performance, animals escape.
  • In a freak accident, the freaks must decide between taking on a performer to replace one of their own.
  • Someone got injured in the circus.
  • You and your sister run away from a circus after the ring master is mean to you.
  • One of the circus horses has run away.
  • You are stuck in a circus.
  • The train derailed on it’s way to the show. What do you do?
  • In the middle of a circus performance, a member of the audience is having convulsions and the audience panics.
  • You had the best seat at the circus until something went wrong…
  • You get a chance to work in the circus.
  • A flying trapeze artist falls from their rope during a performance.
  • The ringmaster is announcing a new act including a death defying juggler.
  • In the jungle, there lives a tribe that worships a god from a strange sacred drawing. They say that the god is coming alive tonight.
  • The ringmaster vanished in the middle of the circus. This prompt could lead to a murder mystery story.
  • The clown loses his wig.
  • The tightrope walker broke their ankle during a circus performance.
  • Someone’s pet monkey gets loose.
  • The circus closes for the day.
  • Because the circus spotlight is very bright, the circus animals behave strangely.
  • The only thing that can save a circus is an act of fate.
  • You want to buy your little baby a monkey for his birthday, but the baby’s parents say no. What do you do?
  • You are a ringmaster with a secret.
  • You have been kidnapped by the circus but the kidnappers have been saved and set you free.
  • In the middle of a circus performance, one of the animals gets loose.
  • A temporary tent collapses!
  • Circus performers do magic.
  • Your character is taking part in the circus performance. But when the performance ends, your character feels something is wrong.
  • The show’s master of ceremonies is missing.

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