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Clowns by Anita G. Gorman
“Did you hear about the robbery at the bank last week?”
“Yeah. Some guy in a clown suit.”
“Yeah, with a big red rubber nose and a red fright wig.”
“Reminds me of your old Halloween costume that you wear every year to the Order of Fearless Fellows.”
“Reminds me of your old Halloween costume.”
“Are you accusing me of robbing the bank?”
“No, of course not. Are you accusing me?”
They sat for a minute on the park bench.
“Must have been Oscar. He has a clown suit and a red nose and wig, too.”
“Let’s turn him in.”
The SHORT TALE 100 – OCTOBER 2017