So, I want to write a story, and I want you all to help me. So here's how it works. I will start the story with one paragraph, and you will each add one paragraph to the story. You may post up to three times, but you may only add one paragraph (and/or a few bits of dialogue) in each post. I will also end the story at some point. Here's the beginning: The carnival just sat there, loomed there, amidst the well-torn buildings of the town. In some ways, it made the town seem more genuine, more alive, but the carnival's peculiar darkness and gloom had a most uneasy affect on the townspeople. Some said the carnival was a blessing to the town, a boom to its struggling job market, but others said the carnival was cursed, and that it surely foreshadowed nothing but despair. But no matter what you believed, one thing was for sure: the carnival would change the town, and the town could never be the same again.