No Place For Clowns #flashfiction #Newcago #clowns


“You need to get out-of-town, Jelly. This latest turn is going to make NewCago unsafe for even clowns.”

Jelly Bean and I had grown up together. He followed me into the dark corners of the city. He did most of my night-time surveillance.

“But what about you, Sam?”

“Lily is keeping me safe for now. ”


“I thought you had left.” With little dignity, I sobbed.

“You found something didn’t you, Jell?” I could tell by the unnatural angle of his legs.

And here was yet another code to decipher…

I’ll start with the listening devices in his clown shoes.


Another week of  Friday Fictioneers is in full tilt. Our hostess is the inspirational Rochelle and our photo prompt credit goes to  John Nelson.

This is another 100 word offering being added to a  growing series of stories set in the dark metropolitan city of NewCago. There are many loose (shoe) strings and  unanswered questions about this metropolitan society that is sinking into the mire. Sam seems to be the only one to keep the bad doings at bay but how much longer???

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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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    1. that the oilfield city of Daqing (between north Korea and the Russian berdor) had recorded -40 celsius (also -40 F) – the lowest they’ve ever recorded in the 40 years or so the city has been there.normal temp there for Jan would be minus mid 20s C (around -13 F)cold enough!


  1. Lots of great ideas, clown shoes are certainly big enough for devices! Your created City is certainly a dark place. I stepped right inside this one.


  2. wow that’s such a cool and dark take on this clown photo.. listening devices in clown shoes, that’s just awesome


    1. demon: “ what’s the matterbobby don’t you think im sexy? ” bobby: “ i did ”lol great movie, the plot kept me waincthg till it finished.nice movie for being free and low budget.


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