My inspiration for this week’s competition came from seeing a clown’s face on a card game I play with my students. I don’t like clowns – finding them more scary than funny – and I’ve always considered Ronald McDonald pretty creepy. From there I started to think about the other characters you might find in a circus and wondered what they would be like when moved out of the Big Top. So that’s your challenge, show me the ‘real’ characters behind the greasepaint and if a few clowns bite the dust in the process, well so be it … but don’t let me influence you, mwah hahaha …
Word count: we have mixed it up again this week and you are allowed 200 words +/- 50 for your mini masterpieces.
As usual, our contest will begin with three things: character, setting, and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are character: Puppeteer, setting: Subway, and genre: Fantasy.
Feel free to write a story using those or spin a new set of your own. Be sure to include which three elements you’re using.
- Strong Man
- Camp Site
- Shopping Centre
- steam punk
Judging this week is one of last week’s Community winners, A.J. Walker. 🙂
All submissions should be 200 words in length, give or take 50 words (150 – 250 words). You have until midnight, New York time to submit.
If you like, you may incorporate the following photo prompt (not required).
BADGES! Please note that at present, I do not have sufficient admin rights to amend your badges. Hopefully, I can update these in the not too distant future.