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Do you remember when you were little and heard the stories about children running away to the Carnival? Well this was the life Pizzaz grew up with. She was born into the life of a carnie to Apple Joint (F) and Ballyhoo (M). Being born in a carnival had its perks, to Pizzaz it felt like she had several parents taking care of her. If she misbehaved she would receive a whopping from whoever caught her, and her parents. She had a pretty normal childhood until she reached the age of thirteen. According to tradition, when a child reaches the age of thirteen, they are forced to run away to try their luck at living a normal life. Now a days however, people are less ashamed of being called a carnie. Thus leading to the tradition changing, instead of running away from carnival life, children are told to join another carnival. To experience life without their parents guidance. So she ran away to join a carnival run by a long time family friend.
Dropcase was tough, but loving in his own right. She spent the next five years enhancing her knowledge of the various games and tricks of the trade under his guidance. From rigged games like fast and loose, to games that were simply hard to win like the classic milk bottle knock over game. She even learned a couple of magic tricks to awe the crowd. Perhaps some of the more important skills she learned was how to reel people in to playing her games, and how to know when a particular mark had been pushed to the edge. The ability to read body language is an important skill a carnie must learn, and it is a much easier skill to obtain when you have to deal with people on a daily basis.
Once she turned eighteen she was deemed an adult and finally free to become reunited with her parents. Of course her parents had always kept in touch through letters. The carnies usually just delivered letters through other traveling carnies. Meaning it was free and easy to keep in contact. They were extremely happy to see their daughter all grown up and were eager to see what she had learned during her excursion. She was happy to show them, and for the next four years she remained with her parents, learning about her trade more and mo