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???

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we started working with an E. African team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. As a bio major and nurse, it is exciting to use my knowledge to encourage young minds to love science. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. 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.

30 thoughts on “No Place For Clowns #flashfiction #Newcago #clowns”

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    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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