The Greatest Show on Earth

For over a century, we ruled the traveling circuit. But now, we barely survive. Children’s squeals of delight blend with the murderous rage boiling over outside the tent. They’ve taken everything. Our cages stand empty.

But the show must go on. Always.

I wrote two gargleblasters this week for yeah write #184 and
this one made the cut for the grid. Did I make the right choice?
Ultimate Question: when did our elephants leave?

17 Comments on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

  1. I especially love the despair of the last two sentences. A really powerful piece, but the murderous rage seemed to get a bit lost β€” I almost want you to switch that line with the one before it (murderous rage before barely surviving).


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