Picture Post: Flying Trapeze
A little-known fact about me? I used to do flying trapeze! Truth is, I’ve always had a soft spot for the circus arts. It’s one of the reasons I was thrilled to write Blood and Absinthe, which is one of the exclusive bonus short stories to be included in the e-book release of Advent: Collected Shorts. That short story gives you a peek into a demonic circus that has an old-world feel to it. S.L. Armstrong and I are eventually going to write a bit more into that world, and I’m definitely looking forward to stretching my writing skills to cross over into my real life passion of circus arts. 😀
For your viewing pleasure today, I have a video in place of a picture. This video isn’t of me, exactly, but it’s one of the flying trapeze trick I was able to do: Back-End Splits Catch. This girl does an angel position on the return swing after she’s been caught, but I hadn’t gotten that far. When it came down to it, I was doing flying trapeze training right when I was starting massage therapy school (hello day job!), so I had to choose between keeping my hands smooth for school or doing trapeze. Hands won. But I still love trapeze and aerial hoop (lyra) and aerial silks (tissu)! Any chance I get, I’ll sneak a bit of my beloved aerial arts into my fiction when it comes to our demonic circus.
Does anyone else out there have a hidden talent like this? Does anyone reading this like circus stuff, too? If you do, comment and tell me what parts you like. My favorites are always aerial arts and contortion, but do you have a favorite circus act? ^_^