A Circus, a Kiss


The circus was small, a little tent in the center of a field, but of course we didn’t know it was small, we didn’t know there were bigger circuses in other places. We didn’t even know there were other places.

As part of Guernica’s bimonthly series “The Kiss,” graphic novelist Kristen Radtke has an illustrated story about a visit to the circus when she was a kid. But this was no ordinary show…

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →