Fiction | Short Story

Year of the Pony

I can’t stop seeing the brush in her hand as a scalpel, her countless bracelets jangling as she prepares to make the next cut.

Megan paints faces. At kids’ parties, at street fairs, at corporate events and company picnics. She goes by the name “Mama Clown”.

Easy Questions for Kids

How old are you?

What grade are you in?

Do you have any pets?

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

What’s your favorite color?

What’s your favorite food?

What’s your favorite subject in school?

Do you like cartoons? What is your favorite cartoon?

What is your favorite thing to have for lunch?

Where did you last go on vacation?

Are you a registered sex offender?

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