a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mag 118

The Circus Witch and The Yellow Clown, Chagall

The crowd watched as the strong man romanced the circus witch.
No one noticed the clown shedding invisible tears.

Tess Kincaid, creator of The Mag, challenger of writers every where, has picked a doozie this week!  I was left behind in the dust.  Hop over to visit Magpie Tales.  There are many wonderful contributions from creative people there.

Thanks, Tess, give me an easy one next week!

16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

awww...i feel for the clown....and the strong man will one day stop lifting and get fat...and i hope the clown still smiles in the end...smiles.

DesertHen said...

Well done Gail!

Rudee said...

Hmm. Clowns are creepy, so I hope that witch pays no attention to those crocodile tears. Beware the one who has to paint his smile on.

undercaws.com said...

sympathy rises for the clown
poor thing

Stafford Ray said...

Being funny when you are sad is the circus clown's lot. Come to think of it, circus clowns are often ex high wire artists. Your succinct comment suggests to me; maybe that is what the tears are about.

LindaG said...

I think what you wrote is great, Gail! :o)

Other Mary said...

Poor clown. That's a whole novel in those few lines Gail!

Wayne Pitchko said...

well done Gail...thanks for sharing

zongrik said...

people don't want to notice the ones with invisible tears!!

show's about to begin

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, why did you stop there! I was just settled in for a really good tale...and oops it was all over! I for one think you aced this prompt!....what a beginning to a really cool story....!

SaucyKod said...

Great opening line to a possible great story - it is a "doozie" and an eye opener. You got your point across very well.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Such is the lot of the clown...

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the notion of invisible tears...

Helen said...

Tears of the clown ~ perfect!

Sue said...

You got a lot said in those few words. And I felt for the clown.

Big-time.

=)

Kathe W. said...

this was a doozy for me also- I struggled for a day---I think you did well!

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