Welcome to Wednesday (again)! It ‘s time for Friday Fictioneers.
Here’s this weeks 100-word story inspiration picture by Janet Webb over at This, That and the Other Thing:
The Smears of a Clown
Penelope Snoots was the talk of the town
When she married a man from the circus (a clown)
Who thought himself clever at messing around
With oil paints, charcoals and color crans (brown)
His pockets were empty – he was really quite vain
(Though his face was Picasso on drugs when it rained)
Yet Penelope loved him in ways unexplained
Cause her wine limit was . . . shall we say . . . unconstrained?
One day he took fruit and chopped it up nicely
Combined strawberries, wine and cantaloupes thricely
He killed her and placed her on ice cubes concisely
Then he painted Penelope’s portrait precisely
Of course Wednesday means it’s time for 100-words of fun hosted every week by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple. Pop over and join us. The more the merrier!
Until next time . . . I love you
52 thoughts on “The Smears of a Clown”
Ah . . . he does paint nicely. Wonder what attracted her, the red nose, or the size of his feet?
Perhaps both. That Penelope Snoot. Once she starts drink in’ there’s no telling what she’s going to fall for.
Utterly splendid verse young lady – I like that one a lot!
Oh thank you Mike — I had a lot of fun playing around with it!
am i susponding persjidgly? hic up
Definitely! I think . . .
Ah! thanks Helen! 😀
I hope he realizes most artists aren’t famous until they’re dead…
Well at least he has something to look forward to?
OMYGODOMYGODOMYGOD (and other unintelligible outbursts). Linda, this is just briliantly fantastic! Magically delicious (please don’t sue, Lucky Charms guy, please don’t sue, Lucky Charms guy).
This might just be the best of these yet. This one MUST be in the book, or I’m not buying it. (Okay, I will, but I’m TOTALLY writing this one in on the back page.)
Oh golly jeepers Helena! I’m so glad you liked this one. It was large amounts of fun to write. I will definitely put this one in the book — which I told myself I would cut way back on blogging to put together — But since I’ve decided that I feel like a kid who can’t go outside and play in the playground with all the other kids. Oh how it sucks being immature! 😀
I loved this one! Great creative twist Linda! 🙂
Oh thanks Jackie! 😀
I enjoyed your clever rhymes and particularly Picasso on drugs when it rained, and then what a twist at the end. Fantastic!
So glad you enjoyed this one. 😀
I quite enjoyed this clowny rhyme! Now if only he would do a self portrait!
Gosh I couldn’t believe how I actually got his paint brush to go onto the picture so well!! Maybe I could have the Penelope drawing him.
Charming and witty.
Oh the metre (or meter if you prefer)! A galloping good ditty.
Oh thank you Sandra!
Very funny stuff! It helped to make my day. Great ending!
Oh that’s so nice to hear! Thank you Patricia. 😀
Now I understand why I suffer from coulrophobia. 😀
Ha! Me too. Or maybe Picassophobia?
Picassophobia. The second person who i have heard use this as a word, (as it should be) and only because i googled the word did i even find this. Grateful for your unintended diagnosis. Any recommendations for a cure?
“Picasso on drugs”?Ah ,now I understand his work some what ;-)And am sure Penelope must have looked fruitlicious in that portrait,ha!ha!Linda,you are brilliant!Loved this 🙂
I think in some cases rain would make art better. At least in my case anyway! And yes Penelope was quite fruitilicous and Jamba Juicey! So glad you liked it Atreyee!
Ha!ha!Yes Linda,am sure it would 😉
Ohhhh! I don’t know if I should laugh or shudder. I’ll do both. Bravo!
And I hear laughing and shuddering is a great way to lose weight!
ohmygod it’s so awesome, my favorite for this week! the rhyming words, the humor, the darkness, love it. i couldn’t stop laughing @ Picasso on drugs hahaha 🙂
Oh KZ! What a nice compliment. Especially coming from the sweetest and best horror writer around these parts!
I genuflect before you, O Mighty Mistress of Diverse Verse. Clever, funny and Creepy over ice. Very nice.
Oh thank you so much Rochelle! I love that word genuflect. It always makes me think of the Cowardly Lion. 😀
You’ve a wonderful way with words…loverly!
Thank you Hugmamma. 😀
Loved it. Great fun. And clever.
So glad you liked it Patrick!
simply smashing, Linda! from start to finish…loved every written verse. ☺
Oh Thank you Sun! Thank you so much!
Ha.. you always make me smile…
So glad Bjorn! 😀
The cartoon at the end was a nice touch!
I couldn’t’ resist drawing the clown and judging from the way it turned out, I think perhaps I should have tried harder to resist! 😀
No! It’s awesome!
I’m still smiling about this – the clown in the picture at end is a hoot too. How clever you are and the poem is awesome! Thanks for the laugh and I am still smiling 🙂 Nan
Oh Nan! Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! 😀
This is really very very good.
Thank you so much Dawn!! :d
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