Two and a Half Ring Circus

Nigel had never worked with animals. The circus hired him because he looked good in a hat and mustache, and worked cheap.

“Here are the animals,” said the strongman. He picked up a cage with four tigers and shook it. “Good luck.”

Nigel looked at the cages, the crate of oil-packed tuna cans, and dizzy man-eaters. “I can master this.”

Monkeys, tigers, elephants, and boring horses. “I’ll start with the ground squirrels.”

Nigel checked himself out in the fun mirrors. Found a whip and cracked it.

The police report read that the elephant wasn’t to blame for stomping Nigel flat.


(100 words)

Prompt via Josh Mosey.

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