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.”