When Jude begins to see a circus appear at night in the meadows beyond his grandmother’s house, he wonders if he has gone mad. But then, one morning the circus disappears for the last time and he finds Abilene, a girl who has somehow been left behind.

But Abilene is no ordinary girl, she keeps disappearing for weeks at a time, claiming that she has been slipping in and out of other stories, trying to find her way home but only ever finding herself back at Jude.

When their lives finally collide again later in life, Jude is determined to find out why she was left behind and Abilene is forced to decide whether home is where you lived once or whether it’s with the people you love.

Working Title: Abilene | Progress: somewhere between ruminating and first draft | Format: Novel