Cladious had been alone for before he could remember. He kept to himself in a small shack where he created wonders hidden from the eyes of all but his. For years he worked on his proudest creation; a beautiful marionette doll with golden, silken blond hair, porcelain skin and the most alarming and enchanting green eyes. He fawns over her daily until one day he finds the perfect components to make her real. He brings her to life, names her Mary Anne and promptly falls in love with her. However the doll is far from complete, she’s breathing, living, but she has no experience of the world and she has no emotions and without them she can’t return his love. He delves into an ancient and dark art and begins a carnival that travels through town. As he goes he collects girls and at night with the carnival is shut off he kills them and lets Mary Anne consume their souls. With each girls death she’s a little more alive, but now her conscious eats at her. There’s no leaving the obsessed Cladious, but she wants no more souls. What is she going to do?
(This plot would basically involve Mary Anne learning right from wrong and gaining independence. She clings to him because he’s her maker, but I have an idea that one of the other employees of the carnival begins to teach her that what Cladious is doing is wrong and perhaps they even start a secret affair. Cladious (or whatever you wanna name him) and Mary Anne would have a rocky relationship at times with him being obsessive, violent etc. at times. This could go a million ways and I’d love to incorporate different characters from the carnival and see where it leads.)