Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Harold's Deepest Fear


There weren’t many things Harold was scared of. Living with vampires, ghosts and werewolves on a daily basis gave him a healthy outlook on the supernatural. Ghosts didn’t like ozone, vampires didn’t like fire (but then, who did?), weres didn’t like silver and witches didn’t like being dumped in a vat of salt water. He took a seat on the council partly to ensure his business wasn’t hit by obscure laws implemented by a council official he refused to bribe but mostly because of his coulrophobia.

Harold was just in time, too. Cullingwoods World-Famous Circus had just put in an application to pitch on the Royal Park during the August bank Holiday week and Harold had managed to be in a position to deny the application.

“Take the Big Top down,” he said. “There’ll be no clowning in Laverstone.”

5 comments:

stephanie said...

I always forget just how many people are afraid of clowns!

Good timing on Harold's part.

Leatherdykeuk said...

He applied the year before!

aims said...

hehehehehe

martha said...

I don't like clowns - I'm not afraid of them, but I don't like them.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Nor I, in fact.