Stories tagged “clowns”

  • On the Road with Quixote

    “You are the worst clown I have ever met,” Don Quixote said with as much disapproval as he could muster. The clown sniffed. “And you’re crazy, old man,” he replied, picking at a piece of lint on his blue-and-yellow motley....

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • How to Tilt at Windmills

    “This is a skill I’m never going to need, old man.” Don Quixote wasn’t one to be discouraged by an unwilling student. “Nonsense, my good friend. One must always be prepared for battle, even in the most unlikely of places.&...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Juggerigeur

    Juggerigeur The International Clown Encyclopedia, 6th Edition Juggerigeur refers to an obscure juggling tradition from Eastern Europe. Meaning literally “strict jester” (from joculatorem rigeur), the tradition dates back to 900 A.D. Perform...

    • Author: TOAST
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Send in the clowns

    The plain stretched before them. On the horizon, dust thrown up by the rampaging hordes merged into the grey clouds. “Ssh! Listen!” “What do you hear, Gragnark?” whispered King Nev. “A thousand, no – wait”, Gr...

  • Clowning in the Pool

    It was the last thing you’d expect to find in a swimming pool. Detective Dick Richards stared at the tiny clown car as the tow truck pulled it from the water. Several policemen scrambled around it and opened the driver’s side door. Five clowns ...

  • Killer Klowns – Brain Dead Zombies!

    “Come one, come all.” “For it may be your only chance, to witness the amazing and the thrilling show.” “Come and see the Klowns.” As the ring master shouted to the crowd; standing tall on a small ladder. “Look over there Alyssa; it seems...

  • Cupid in Many Forms

    The clown stared at Don Quixote with more disbelief than he normally mustered. “Seriously, old man? Seriously?” “Good fellow, my sincerity is not in question.” Quixote ran a gloved hand along his mount’s shell. “I as...

    • Author: Acantha
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
  • Strength from Adversity

    Jaime was worried, worried that no one would accept her, worried that no one would help her, worried that no one would care. Her makeup was exactly like everyone else’s but different. Well the basics were the same but the colors and designs were ...

  • Wooden Acupuncture

    “Comfortable, Mr. Purtry?” Jake turned his head to look at the nurse. “I’m half-naked and strapped to a table.” He paused. “Are the straps really necessary? I thought acupuncture—” The nurse looked up fro...

    • Author: Jim Stitzel
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • (S)he

    Hands above the head Hands out front Out to the sides “He’s so stupid…” I mused. If Chelsea heard me, she didn’t show it. Her eyes remained glued to the oversized comic strip character in front of us. It had been totally s...

    • Author: Kihd
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
  • Greasepaint and Legs

    “Aww, come on- you don’t want the kiddos to be disappointed, do ya?” hollers the huge painted mouth by my face. The size of his mouth make his eyes appear small and beady, strangely threatening. I can feel the stringy red plastic hair...

  • Cheerfulness

    I used to be happy most of the time, but that changed this spring when Pa found my collection, the bits of rats, I had stashed behind the woodstove. He locked me here in the cellar, taking my collection with him. Later I smelled it burning. I was desol...

  • Nightmare Clowns: No Escape

    Anne was standing on her apartment porch when I pulled up, clenching and unclenching her fists in short staccato bursts. At the sound of my car door closing, she blanched and jerked her head in my direction. I knew she had been on edge ever since her h...

  • Where have all the sad clowns gone?

    She typed, “I just helped a friend move into their apartment. The next day they found 37 clowns under their porch.” She watched the cursor blink. She tried to time her eyelids to match, with mixed success. Finally, she closed her eyes and j...

    • Author: HopeBear
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Special Order (Mature)

    The address had been consuming too much water; a thawed frozen hose, spigot still on. The poor bastard slipped on the deck’s slushy surface, landing hard on his ass. Immediately he heard a childlike voice “Would you like to come out and pla...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sifting Through Life (Mature)

    Within twenty minutes of the Water Department worker calling 911, the boxy backyard was turned into a huge present offered up to the grieving, wrapped up in miles of yellow police tape. Keep this area clear. Sir, get back! Sargent Ferrone studied the s...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • On Parade (Mature)

    Ferrone stood motionless in the icy room. Behind him was another door to a much larger room. A lounge really where fifty one searchers waited to KNOW. Ferrone thought it was too early, his team needed more time to properly identify all the children. Bu...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Christmas With the Sidhe

    Clowns, why did it have to be clowns? It could have been Kelpie or even my mother-in-law, but no, instead its rainbow costumes, squeaky noses, trick flowers, and over-sized shoes. Oh, and razor sharp teeth…and claws. All I wanted was a nice eveni...