It’s week seven of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Artists, check out their blog and join in or read other’s posts and be inspired. Don’t you love this week’s horrifyingly and disturbingly funny prompt featured above?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
IN LOVE OR LAUGHTER (150 words)
I rub the makeup off Jonathon’s face with my thumb. White smudges into blue. Red streaks. Then I brush my lips against his. Jonathon grabs my wrist.
“Don’t Dawn, you’ll get makeup on your face,” he says.
I don’t care. I know working as a children’s entertainer barely pays the bills, but watching him perform, he comes alive. And the kids…they love him. That passion makes my heart fall a little harder. I love his job and truthfully, if he’d had any other profession at my cousin’s party I never would’ve noticed him among all the ties and power suits.
I reach for him again and feel thick paint against my skin. He breathes me in then pulls away.
“Look at you.” A small smile, darkness in his eyes.
“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Jonathon swallows hard. Defeat in his eyes. “I can’t anymore. I’m quitting my job.”