The Night the Circus Left Town #FridayFictioneers

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Photo credit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Night The Circus Left Town

Philippe’s patience and magic faltered in the deluge. Where exactly was the carousel going to fit in this tiny UHaul trailer? The Clown Union had bargained for more “personal space”, the King demanded private quarters away from the snarling lioness and the acrobats were refusing to bunk together, again.

He considered leaving the safety equipment behind; no one died and no one left the Mystic Circus. He squeezed the last giraffe into place and shut the door holding everything in place with his foot.
Now where had he put the keys?

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Care to try your hand at flash fiction? Our hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields will give you 100 words to tell your tale.

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Couldn’t you fit the lioness with the clowns?… maybe that would solve the union’s request.. great fun to read.

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    1. Right Bjorn? Clowns are creepy anyway.

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  2. ceayr says:

    My first chortle of the week.
    Thank you.

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    1. Chortle away. I love to make you laugh.

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  3. Dear Tracey,

    I love it that you zeroed in on the U-Haul trailer. In reality it was full of Jan’s music equipment to take to his class reunion which is probably TMI.

    Your story is full of whimsy and fun.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Well there you go, I knew there was magic in there. Music is magical.

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  4. plaridel says:

    The keys are where he put them. if he doesn’t remember, he’s not fit to drive. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thwarted by modern technology.

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  5. Kat Myrman says:

    Great ending! πŸ˜€

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  6. This is delightful! Who knew a circus could be so much trouble?

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    1. Kind of like packing for a camping trip with kids, dogs, kid’s friends, dog’s friends, a cat or two…..
      πŸ™‚

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  7. Sandra says:

    This captivating little scenario reminded me Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. A truly entertaining take on the prompt Tracey.

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    1. Thanks Sandy. Yes, this was the minivan version of the Night Circus after the price of train travel skyrocketed and the Circus Unions interfered.

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  8. Keys – hate ’em! They l.ove playing hide ‘n seek! Great little tale.
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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  9. micklively says:

    Put the Christians in with the lions: they’ll make more space.

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  10. draliman says:

    Hee, fun story! At least his circus doesn’t clog up the road with all those big lorries πŸ™‚

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  11. Lovely story, after all that effort only to be thwarted by his keys. Hehe! hate when that happens.

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    1. Thwarted by modern technology.

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  12. mjlstories says:

    I always hate that, just when that last giraffe is in place…
    Fun piece!

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    1. Kind of like herding cats I imagine. “Herding giraffes” that’s a funny image.

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  13. DCJ says:

    Oh, this is my favorite this week for sure!

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  14. Amy Reese says:

    Great story, Tracey. I like the idea of the mystic circus and it fitting into a little truck. Of course, those acrobats need to stretch out and can’t sleep together. They probably kick in their sleep. πŸ™‚

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    1. Acrobats do need a lot of space apparently.

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  15. I loved that. I would have wanted to see him “unpack.” Funny and well done, Tracey. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    1. That would be a sight and I bet everyone’s crabby too. πŸ™‚

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