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For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, the carnival awaits.
Here’s my contribution:
Chimes rang in the distance as the children lined the streets. The pitch and tempo of the rag-time tune continued to grow as thoughts of soft serve swirls, push-ups, and red, white and blue rockets transfixed those gathered.
An approaching white box-truck dressed with multicolored streaks and topped with a rotating, guffawing happy-man head revved up Middle Street.
The quintessence was jarred by a sudden backfire.
The melody modulated into something that tasted like twisted steel and broken glass as the happy-man head melted to reveal a dripping, gapping skull.
The deranged clown driver bellowed his sinister, yet, good humor.