Fiction. A little girl discovers the power of the creative impulse. A woman remembers her first confusing sexual encounter. An aging flower child travels to Mexico to save her daughter. A baby is born with blue feet. A man ponders his ex-wife's last word. Those who live in the pages of CIRCUS GIRL & OTHER STORIES are seeking wisely or foolishly, successfully or vainly to make sense of their lives and to become more completely themselves. For some, the self- examined life leads deeper into darkness; others find the crack in their universe that lets the light in.