The Smears of a Clown

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:

Copyright Janet Webb

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


"See how much better I can paint you when you hold still, Penelope?"
“See how much better I can paint you when you hold still, Penelope?  I know you can’t answer that.  It was rhetorical.”

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

  1. 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! 😀

  2. “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 🙂

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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

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