Send In The Clowns...

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Catherine Edmunds
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Postby Catherine Edmunds » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:49 pm

I'm the same. Clowns are scary and sad at the same time. I'm trying really hard to think up some cheerful, or at least optimistic writing on a circus theme, but am finding it flippin' hard. I only visited a circus once and found it an unsettling (and surprisingly smelly) experience.

I'll keep trying, but this is a tough one.

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Postby Louis P. Burns aka Lugh » Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:00 pm

spacecadet wrote:I've been giving this theme a go but I have some bad news. I've always found clowns sinister and I can't shake the image. I don't think anything I could possibly write would be what the organisation needs.

Now I'm a grown up I realise that clowns are not really evil, but I still find something incredibly sad about them.

Have you been reading Stephen King horror novels Dave? Old Pennywise the Clown put the fear of God into me when I read 'It'...

I too had a slight fear of them when I was a child and went to a locally run circus, but in retrospect I think it was because the clown reaked of whiskey.

delph_ambi wrote:I'm the same. Clowns are scary and sad at the same time. I'm trying really hard to think up some cheerful, or at least optimistic writing on a circus theme, but am finding it flippin' hard. I only visited a circus once and found it an unsettling (and surprisingly smelly) experience.

I'll keep trying, but this is a tough one.


This whole idea doesn't have to be specifically about clowns. How about trapeze artists or strongmen, ring-masters, dancing bears etc? As long as the we can put together a collection or 'circus related' pieces of work, we should be able to move forward with this.

I worked for a week as a clown for a charity here in Derry back in 1994. I have to admit, it is a thankless task.

Lol, smelly. Yes, I can fully agree with you there Delph...

Cheers folks...
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