Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Theme: Man Versus Mime

Here's a short short story written collaboratively by my Comp II students...

(fear of mimes)

The balloon drifted away into a clear blue sky. Then it popped. The little boy wasn't too upset because there were lots of balloons at the fair. A mime walked up to the boy, expressing his sadness over the popped balloon. The boy kicked the mime in the shin. The mime started crying. The boy laughed at the sight of a grown man crying and walked away. The mime ran after the boy, shaking his fist in the air. Suddenly, the boy turned around and punched the mime in the gut. The boy’s punch was so hard that the mime threw up all over the place. The boy then threw a fit, took off his vomit-stained shoes, and went the rest of the day barefoot until he stepped on an old, rusty nail. Blood was seeping from his foot. He looked down and passed out at the sight of it. When he woke up, he was all alone in the dark. As he sat up, straining his eyes to see, he could barely make out the towering outline of a Ferris wheel. Standing behind him, unseen, was the mime, and above the Ferris wheel was another balloon…drifting away.


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