Flash Fiction – Clown Gang

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Image credit: Sergey Shubin/Shutterstock.com

The clown gang are professionals. You can hire them individually for parties and for shows and they will certainly play their part. But their real work is more hidden, and only those in the know understand. Only those in the know hire the whole gang.

It makes me think there is a reason for children to fear clowns, and for even some adults to feel that memory stir in the amygdala. Perhaps we share a consciousness on some fundamental level, and some actually see – in their mind’s eye rather than in reality – what this gang actually does when they are together. Together.

Tea rituals, like ancient Japan, come before strategy, war or conquest. A civility masking the savagery within.

You hire them for fear, for pain and for sin. You hire them for children, special children, and all the truth and power that may bring.

I’ve seen them work, in places that pass for hospitals, places that pass for respite and care. Terror is an effective controlling agent, and strong imagery – such a a clown’s visage and regalia – are effective tools to imprint young and impressionable minds. And those clowns, this gang, wear their evil very well. They enjoy it.

I wonder, have you ever met them? Does the sight now of clowns give you some uneasiness, some memory just out of reach? If so, don’t try to remember. You really really do not want to know what they would have done to you, if you ever met them – this clown gang.

This gang of clowns.

(c) Helen M Valentina 2016

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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3 Responses to Flash Fiction – Clown Gang

  1. Yeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkk.

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