Saturday, May 4, 2013

"Festival"



The lights were lit and rides in motion, while carefree music played loudly. Soon people would be filling the grounds, joining the annual celebration.

Fully in costume, he skillfully painted on an artificial smile. He must hide his true emotion; he had to present the happy, festive character that they all expected.

No one accepts the possibility of tears in the heart of a clown. 


Fiction by:  McGuffy Ann Morris
Image by: Photobucket


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Word Prompt: Festival

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful and heartfelt. Nicely done!

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  2. Wow ... I was ready to read on. This all telling story opens the door to every imagination. Great job, McGuffy ...

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  3. It makes one want to read on like Andrea said.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. Duty calls, even for a clown. Nice contrast, and a unique take on the prompt. Good job!

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  5. Brought back Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "The tears of a Clown."

    "Now if there's a smile on my face,
    it's only there tryin' to fool the public,"


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  6. This is excellent, McGuffy Ann! I love the stark contrast between the smiling clown face and the crying heart, sometimes festive isn't all that it's appears.

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  7. very nice! could hear the calliope cranking up!

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  8. No they sure don't, or in the face of many of us, that do walk around holding back those tears, to bring forth a happy face for all to see.

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  9. You've bagged this one almost to perfection. Lovely blend of words and image too.
    Have a great week.

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  10. Very well done. I love this.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  11. Beautiful. Aren't we all that clown sometimes...

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  12. Lovely...especially with this photo!

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  13. Very effective and a great painting job. (Mario's mom here).

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  14. I've never viewed circuses or even clowns as fun. Very poignant how this is written. Poor clown. Thank you for visiting my ferris wheel.

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  15. Excellent 5 sentence story. A lot said with few words.

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  16. Ahhhh ... the tears of a clown.

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  17. That last line really brought a lump to my throat ... full of emotions !!!

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  18. awesome.
    I already want to know this clown's sad story.

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  19. I guess writersvillage and I are the same age. Smokey Robinson immediately popped into my head, I'll be humming that song all day now.

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  20. Loved the poetic manner in which you wrote this.
    Well done. !!!

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