The traveling carnival was in Bay City this weekend. The main attraction was the Fun House with Jinx, the Clown. Jinx wasn’t one of the scary clowns that so many people encounter. He was silly, happy and always giving out balloons and letting the kiddos ride his giant tricycle.
Jinx was definitely the star. “But Clowns are supposed to be the distraction, not the main attraction” said Leo the Lion Tamer.
“Well, not in this show”, said The Bearded Lady
But, they were all one big happy family, so there was no hard feelings.
At the end of a very successful week, Sandy the Snake Handler said “Jinx, get out of all that clown make-up, we are going out to celebrate!”
But there was a problem that no one knew, except Jinx.
The make-up didn’t come off.
That was his real face and his real hair.
He was born that way.
As all the other entertainers wait for Jinx to come out and join them, he sits and stares at his reflection.
This story is my submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Weekly Writing Challenge. We are challenged to write a story using 100-175 words based on the photo that we are given. I hope you enjoy my story.