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Short Fiction - Humor
Prompt: Clowns in a Haunted House
Story Word Count: 1571
They were the “The Po-Boys Clown Show – Available for Parties, Conventions, and Your Entertainment” according to the flyers Bar-Po, the lead clown, was hanging up along the street as they walked along.
“Why are we going to a haunted house?” Tar-Po asked.
“Publicity,” Bar-Po said. “We need more business. With Stephen King’s ‘It’ movie coming out soon the video of us in a haunted house might go viral and get us business. We might even get coverage from a local TV station.”
“But isn’t the clown in that movie scary, while we’re funny?” Lar-Po asked.
“Scary movies are entertainment, just like we are. People like being scared when they know it isn’t real. It’s like this haunted house, which isn’t really haunted. People like to think it is because they enjoy a good scare. We