First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

Because parts in this story deal with a traveling show, I had to do some research to understand their way of life and in doing so, I ran across a few phrases I thought lended an air of authenticity.  One was “forty miler.”  This meant a person or persons who wouldn’t make it more than forty miles with the carnival, but it can also mean someone who doesn’t have to travel more than forty miles to work in one.  I guess they’d hire people who lived in towns close by on occasion.

In the sentence this week is the word “yard.”  It doesn’t mean a yard like we mow, weed, and plant flowers in.  In this case, “yard,” is where there are various amenities set up for the traveling show workers, like dressing rooms, the cook tent, animal corrals or cages, wagons for food storage and many other necessities.  All of this is gathered in a central point with the attractions, games and rides set up on the outer perimeter, like a barrier.  The yard is off limits to the public, and is also sometimes referred to as the “back yard.”

Chapter Eighteen

Clayton said, “Come on, I’ll take you to the yard, and you can see where you’re gonna sleep.”

A Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.  

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