Hard times at the Studio – 50 Word Thursday

“Funny little thing, aren’t you?” Chris Hall, A Sextet of Shorts


The Cartoon studio had fallen on hard times.

Budget cuts had to be made.

They closed the studio canteen. No more brunch.

Studio bosses decided to hire out their stars to the Circus.

The Circus owner tutted to himself at the gathering of assorted characters.

“What a collection of misfits,” He thought to himself.

Gazing down at a weird blue creature that sort of looked like a bird, he said “Funny little thing, aren’t you? Well, we’ll try you out on the Sword swallowing, here you go” he handed Gonzo a broadsword that was nearly as tall as he was. “Practise of this.”

Then he came to a bear wearing a hat. The bear jumped in front of him and shouted at full volume “Wacca, Wacca, Wacca!”

The Circus Owner said, “We’ll fire you out of the cannon.”

Next, he came across a feisty pig wearing a dress.

“Do you have something for glamorous Moi?”

“You can be our oracle. That way you can wear a veil.”

Miss Piggy stormed off.

Finally, there were just a frog and a pink panther.

“How are your heads for heights, boys?” He said pointing to a tightrope about a Mile off the ground.


[200 Words]


This story was written for the 50 word Thursday challenge, see link below:



I have also included the following prompts:


Today’s prompt: oracle, brunch, volume



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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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