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Circus mini-saga

In Big Fun!, Make something on October 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Do you know mini-sagas? They’re 50-word stories that have a full plot. I forgot about them until last night, when we watched the PBS documentary, Circus.

Here’s one of my first:


The circus train paroled me early. When the clowns found me, they claimed me as family, trading my prison stripes for a red-nosed disguise. My small, canon-perfect body shot across the crowd two nights in a row.


I leave in muffled darkness, eardrums shattered, sneaking away in oversized shoes.

You have one to share?

  1. This one left me with chills. Don’t we all have one to share.

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