For this weeks Warmup Wednesday, we had to include a broken rule in a story about the following prompt:

Circus. CC2.0 photo by net_efekt.Circus. CC2.0 photo by net_efekt.

The last laugh

If things went wrong, the door stayed locked. That was the rule. It was a fantastic rule at the time, Tony the tiger trainer felt very brave when he had suggested it. The clowns had laughed, but that’s what they always did.

The issue he hadn’t considered was he was the one locked inside. He stared at the tigers as they slowly encircled him, licking their lips. Someone had forgotten to feed them.

Rules be damned. He fumbled with the keys as he soothed them. He opened the door just as they pounced. The clowns wouldn’t be laughing for long.