Clownface

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

“That’s it,” said Kevin, pointing at the old brick building with boarded windows. “That’s where they found the bodies.”

“So Clownface is real?” asked A.J.?

“Yeah. Killed sixteen kids back in like… the 70’s or something,” whispered Kevin. “He peeled off their skin and made his clown masks from it.”

“But they caught him, right?” A.J. asked nervously.

“Raaaaah!”

A.J. spun around to see a figure in a clown mask behind him. He dropped and shrieked.

Tony pulled off the mask and laughed. Kevin joined him.

“We totally got you!” yelled Tony.

“Not funny!” complained A.J. picking himself up.

From behind the boards of the top window, two eyes behind a brightly painted masked watched the three boys. Powerful fingers gripped an axe.

[This is my entry into this weeks Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Use the photo prompt to create a short story in 100 words or less. Sorry for going over on this one.]

~V

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31 thoughts on “Clownface

  1. I think they’re day’s about to get a lot less funny. An axe murderer, human-skin masks and (ekk) a clown – it’s all there! Reminds me of the American Horror Story “Freak Show” series.

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  2. Great story, Chris, and really scary. I sometimes write horror, but the problem is it scares me too. You used good descriptions. Well written with good tension. —- Suzanne (I checked out my box on FF and it seemed to be working. Maybe WordPress is putting in new software again or something. My web address is somewhat different than my name and for today’s story is as follows: https://patriciaruthsusan.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/its-home/ My Twitter account is : Suzanne Joshi @ PaSusan2

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    1. Ah yes, he was one of the scarier serial killers. Interestingly, I currently live within about a hundred or so mile radius of three well known killers: Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. I hope it’s not something in the water. 😦

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