Send in the Clowns


Send in the Clowns… 100 Words for FriFicSend in the clowns…

“Hey Cheryl it’s Ethel guess what?”
“Hi Ethel, what’s got you so excited today?”
“Guess what’s at the United Center?”
“OK, I’m waiting to guess, what is it!”
“The circus!!!”
“You know I hate circuses!”
“But all the acts, the animals, the clowns are so exciting!”
“Especially the clowns, I don’t like clowns.”
“But these are special ones, the’re Okies, and they have red noses.”
‘Don’t all clowns have red noses? And what are okie clowns?”
“They’re clowns from the Ozarks.“
“Oh for God’s sake Ethel, Okies are from Oklahoma. Hey!!! Aren’t we supposed to be talking about Dale’s waterfalls today?”


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson




With apologies to two of my favorite writers from the Ozarks.



13 responses

  1. Ha.. knew you would know how to twist this.

  2. I knew someone wouldn’t be able to resist. I almost did, but I stuck to the official prompt photo 🙂

  3. Fab photo and fab twist.

  4. Dear Ted,

    I about fell off my chair laughing at your story. Tell Cheryl and Ethel the clowns said, “Howdy.” If anyone would take that picture for the prompt it would be you. Wonder what Russell will do? Hm. Happy Thanksgiving.



  5. Ha ha ha! I kept thinking… how is he going to bring in the waterfalls?
    Fun stuff, Ted!

  6. Two stories for the price of one – and both of them before I was inspired!

  7. Ha ha – well done for being brave enough to do this! Loved it. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  8. Haha ! This was fun 🙂

  9. I wanted that photo to be the official prompt, glad that you made it so 😉 Fun story.

  10. Ha, sidestepped by the circus, but who wouldn’t be?

  11. Classy. Made us all laugh at two of our favorites 🙂

  12. Haha…I see what you did there.

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