Will They still be the Same

Genre: Chilling, Psychological


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Will They still be the Same


“Come on in” said the clown: The children were very scared.

“I won’t hurt you, I promise”: The children still held back.

“If you all come in I shall pay the entry for you, the experience will be free!”: The children thought about it.

“And, if you come now – I will give you free passes forever”: Now, the children were getting excited.

“This is the Fun-House children, happiness assured by me, your friendly clown”: The children felt more at ease, approached and ascended the steps.

“Well done my little friends. Now, just push the door open and all of you step inside”: The children did as they were told.

The door closed and locked behind them: in the dark they felt very afraid.

They heard the clown once more: “Children, this is ‘My’ Fun-House, try to get to the other door, see if you can leave!”.

There was no other way out:

And 6 years later the children are still missing.


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160 Words

Thanks to ‘PJ’ at ‘Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers’ here for this weeks prompt!

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26 thoughts on “Will They still be the Same

    1. They couldn’t leave, the clown enticed them in, and he and the folk who own the fair kidnapped them. They go around the country doing that and use the kids for whatever horrific imagination the reader draws a conclusion to.

      Hmm… I’m wondering now whether I need to clarify more about what happened to the children??

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  1. Very creepy! I love the way you have him entice them in. I wonder whether they’re still alive six years later or still trapped for his cruel ‘fun’? Good story. πŸ™‚


    1. You know what it is… I truly don’t understand why so many have this fear of clowns, I totally don’t get it…. This story came about because everyone else is so freaked out by them…. Why are these poor clowns so stigmatised?! lol πŸ˜€


      1. Heh…I liked them until John Wayne Gacy. Then I started wondering why seemingly normal people would wear extraordinary makeup and act extraordinarily silly to the point of psycho. Its just me. But you hit the tone of those who don’t care for them. Bravo!


          1. Oh Girl! JWG was a serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago. He dressed himself up as Pogo the Clown and worked charity and neighborhood events. He was convicted and executed and the city tore down his house. Sorry for the icky because of a really good short story!


          2. Oh my gosh. I just had to Google him… ‘The Killer Clown’. They found all those boys bodies under his house? no wonder they tore it down. I can’t believe I’d never heard about him. Learn something new every day.


  2. As soon as the clown kept insisting for the kids to go in I immediately wanted to yell Don’t do it!! Poor kids and what a creepy clown. Great job with the descriptions although I still don’t like that the kids were never found 😦


    1. Hi, sorry for late reply…been a bit lazy with my blog… Sadly some of my stories have horrible content – there are many that have happier endings! – But, maybe the kids got found a little while later and the authorities stopped the kidnapping country-wide; that could be a more positive outcome?? πŸ™‚

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