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The Soul Taker

The man drives a black and red Volkswagen Bug down 57 entering Hooterville, IA. He smiles when he sees the signs that Hooterville is having its Beaver Valley Fair.

He drives until he sees the football field where the fair is being held. He opens his door, concentrates, and before he closes his door he turns into a clown. He walks around the fair. He comes to a spot that he likes. He makes sure that no one sees him, and he waves his arms. A booth appears. Inside his booth are balloons, water-filled flowers, clown gloves, and clown shoes. He decides not do any face painting, for it will stain his white gloves.

Children see his booth and drag their parents. They come to him, and he makes dogs, guns, giraffes, and other shapes from the balloons. When he gives these balloon shapes to the children, he drains a some of the children's souls. The children close their eyes for a second and shake their heads like they are fighting off fatigue.

After the fair, he keeps his booth up. He walks downtown and knows that he wants to drain an adult completely dry.

When he is a block from downtown he sees, a lovely female staggering across from him.

He looks around. He approaches her.

She turns around.

He places his hands on the sides of her head as tight as he can.

She stares at him.

He stares at her.

She stares at him.

He explodes.

She wipes some of his body fragments off her. She disappears.

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Scorpie wrote on September 19, 2014, 6:59 AM

His eyes were bigger than his stomach.

AliCanary wrote on October 18, 2014, 3:26 PM

OOH! I was on the edge of my seat. I loved the twist ending!