CLOWN CAR (any gender, late thirties to late life)
Okay, the reality of being clowns... the show must go on. The bus won't be repaired until tomorrow and the show starts in two hours. We have no vehicle. So it would seem, right?
And still: We're going to make this gig. 'Cause here's the other reality of being clowns. We all have the power of transformation.
Each of you think you chose your own name and developed your own character. Think again. There are much bigger forces at work, my friends.
When I say the secret words, you all are going to transform:
Fluffy-- you are going to become the seat cushions
Dizzy-- You're going to be the steering wheel and the tires
Tweets-- you're the horn
Jelly Belly-- you're the petrolium
Sparky-- the engine
Puzzle-- the GPS
Tubs--- you're going to make up the entire framework
I'm the leader so I'm driving. If we all hustle, we'll land right into the center of the ring right on time and people will only see the usual... a tiny car with a bunch of clowns coming out. Once we're all standing they won't even pay attention to where the car went. Just eight clowns running arou- Nine clowns. Right. Zippy... um, um... Zippy, you're going to be the logo. Let's try to get a zip-car sponsorship out of this.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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